Britons angered by Queen’s extravagant use of tax money

Thousands of Britons have signed a petition to express their outrage over Queen Elizabeth’s use of £369 million in taxpayer’s money to repair the Buckingham Palace.

More than 94 thousand people had signed the petition as of Sunday, two days after the government of Prime Minister Theresa May allowed the royal family to repair the palace with public funds.

The UK Parliament should discuss the petition when it hits the 100,000 mark.

On Friday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond granted the 90-year-old Queen a 66-percent rise in funding required for the palace’s refurbishment over the next 10 years.

The money would be used to replace cables, pipes and boilers installed 60 years ago to prevent a “catastrophic” event that might destroy the palace, according to Master of The Queen’s Household Tony Johnstone-Burt.

Petitioners argued that the royals should foot the massive bill themselves given the vast extent of their wealth.

“The Crown…

Read more