We detect background influence from the infamous black spider hand writer that persistently lobbies government ministers – the Prince of Wales.
Obedient Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has written to other UK Cabinet members suggesting that the Queen is given a new royal yacht for her diamond jubilee.
This is no less than a transparent royal scam by the Prince of Wales.
It’s not as if they can magic a new yacht into being during this jubilee year.
How long would it realistically take for a new yacht to be agreed, specified, designed, costed, tendered, contracted, built, finished, tested and handed over?
How old is the Queen?
How interested will the Queen be in having a new yacht at the time it would be ready?
Who is the royal known to luxuriate in costly special privilege, preferably paid for by what they call OPM – ‘other people’s money’?
Step forward the Prince of Wales – for whom a new royal yacht is in fact, clearly, intended; and who is most probably the source of the plea for a boat for Mummy in her big year.
Would the nation stand for paying to indulge the Prince of Wales in a new royal yacht? Not a chance.
But if he got it by getting one being built supposedly for the Queen – that’s his one chance and he’s going for it.
We say to the UK government, let the hugely wealthy whinger pay for one himself if he wants it – but do not try a blatant scam like this on the taxpayer when jobs are being lost on a daily basis and will be for some time; and when the UK economy will have to withstand massive economic upheaval in Europe – whether the euro survives or not.