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  • swiss01
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    and i wonder who’ll be paying for it? you couldn’t make it up.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/15/queen-royal-yacht-diamond-jubilee-gove

    Premier Icon Woody
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    Gove ends his letter by suggesting that if insufficient taxpayer funds are available a private donation could be sought, before making a naked departmental bid for every schoolchild or school to be given a gift as a permanent reminder of the event. Gove’s office confirmed the authenticity of the letter but refused to comment.

    IF insufficient taxpayer funds are available !!!!!

    Omar Little
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    Pob should have stuck to making kids tv programmes

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    What about a nice scarf?

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    I’d happily take a pay cut to fund that.

    CaptJon
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    £20 Amazon vouchers and she’ll have to be happy with it.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    the man whos happy to oversee spending cuts in education and school sports budgets , but thinks its a good. idea to supply her majesty with a luxury yacht

    tails
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    Hopefully the old goat will crash it into some rocks!

    kaesae
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    What about a nice fruit hat and a walk along the beach ❓

    I think that would perfectly capture the spirit of the times.

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    Just remember when she gets the new boat then presumably we’ll “all be in it together”.

    Might be a bit of a squash mind.

    niallmb
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    theres one just off the coast of Italy that I’m sure she could have. Its a bit of a fixer-upper but probably cheaper than a new one even with the work. Only issue is that it seems the captain may be unavailable for a period of time.

    CaptJon
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    This is the same guy who wanted to write a forward to the King James Bible and send them out to every school in the country.

    mcboo
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    I love Michael Gove but in the week people were starting to tip him as a future Prime Minister he comes out with this twaddle. Wrote a foreword to the King James Bible too last year…..stick to revolutionising our school system please Mike.

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    Gove? Future prime minister? 😆

    joao3v16
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    I had advanced plans to buy my son a massive luxury yacht and spend £60m on celebrating his 5th birthday, even wrote a letter about it and everything, but I decided against it because it felt inappropriate all things considered.

    He’ll have to make do with a rubber dinghy this year.

    Gunz
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    Excellent idea Mr Gove, you toadying baffoon.
    Announce a further manpower drain on the Royal Navy the day before the second wave of redundancies are announced (please don’t take this as a particular moan about redundancies as we in the Armed Forces are well aware that everyone is suffering, I just prefer politicians to grab the headlines with innovative and useful ideas instead of something they dreamt up whilst Nanny was changing them).

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    Loving the Guardian juxtapositioning there 😀

    Sounds like an outrageous idea, but I did like the point of the bloke on Radio 4 who mentioned that it would be something like 0.5% of the cost of the olympic swimming pool!

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    On R4 this morning they interviewed someone from (I think) the Daily Mail where they have a campaign for a new Royal yacht that would be privately funded, with no taxpayer funding.

    Moreover, it would be not just a royal yacht, but something for the nation – a kind of sea-faring Albert Hall/Open University/whatever.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060561/A-yacht-rule-waves-Two-weeks-ago-Mail-launched-campaign-new-Royal-Yacht-Here-unveil-truly-majestic-blueprint.html

    They already have an offer of £10M from a group of Canadian businessmen, for example. so funding doesn’t seem to be a problem.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    That thing is disgusting. If Las Vegas was on the coast there’d be one of them moored in the harbour.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Have the Daily Mail revealed if the yacht will cure or cause cancer?

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    That thing is disgusting. If Las Vegas was on the coast there’d be one of them moored in the harbour.

    Las Vegas is pretty amazing tbh.

    ohnohesback
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    And we cock a snook at those North Koreans who worship their dynastic head of state…

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    And we cock a snook at those North Koreans who worship their dynastic head of state…

    Yesssssssssss… I think there may be just a few differences in the way they rule, no?

    ohnohesback
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    We are only a democracy because Mrs Windsor allows it…

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    I don’t think it’s as black and white as people are suggesting.

    Having maaam go all around the world in a Royal Yacht probably does generate income for this country. Very hard to quantify, but I’d imagine it gives a many countries confidence in us and makes them feel all warm and fuzzy.

    The jubilee celebrations will also bring a return in tourist income.

    The timing of the Olympics couldn’t come at a better time for Britain, and I think there’s something to be said for celebrating some of the things that put us in the minds of people worldwide.

    On the other hand – Gove should have made all this stuff clear in the letter and not made it sound like it was robbing everyone to pay for a fancy gift!

    ohnohesback
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    “God save the Queen… ‘coz tourists are money….”

    On R4 this morning they interviewed someone from (I think) the Daily Mail where they have a campaign for a new Royal yacht that would be privately funded, with no taxpayer funding.

    Right, then I’m definitely against it.

    I don’t think we would survive the smugness overload that would happen at the Daily Mail if it were to go ahead.

    Las Vegas is pretty amazing tbh.

    IYHO

    The timing of the Olympics couldn’t come at a better time for Britain

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Klunk
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    We are only a democracy because Mrs Windsor allows it…

    mrs lizzy Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to you pal 😉

    could be

    mrs lizzy Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg though 😕

    16stonepig
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    £20 Amazon vouchers and she’ll have to be happy with it.

    I like that idea, cos, you know, then she can what she wants. It’s so much easier for everyone.

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    oldnpastit – Member

    That thing is disgusting. If Las Vegas was on the coast there’d be one of them moored in the harbour.

    Las Vegas is pretty amazing tbh.

    What’s amazing about it?

    Souless guady plastic shite.

    Gunz
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    The timing of the Olympics couldn’t come at a better time for Britain

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

    To be fair, this time around has some, possibly tenuous, links with our 1948 effort and that turned out to be a triumph.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/olympics_2012/4352644.stm

    boxers got fit on custard and jelly

    Brilliant!!

    timc
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    only a pound each, should be built in britain though, so it will be over budget, late & pretty crap 🙂

    mcboo
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    ohnohesback – Member
    We are only a democracy because Mrs Windsor allows it…

    Eh the history books suggest we are a democracy for a lot of lovely reasons, one of which being Oliver Cromwell having cut off the head of Charles I.

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    Couldn’t they get Al Fayed to fund it, in return for a passport?

    Or Abramovic could donate one of his spare ones?

    Or, if public money is to be used, it could contain cells below deck, so as to double as a prison ship when Queenie isn’t using it. It’d be ideal for this upcoming summers rioters in there. Just to highlight yet further how much the ruling classes actually give a **** about them

    ohnohesback
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    The old Britania was supposed to be a ‘dual use’ vessel, to be able to be quickly converted into a hospital ship in times of war. Come the Falklands war and oh dear! it didn’t use the right sort of marine diesel so it couldn’t be sent into harm’s way.

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    is the guillotine for gove or queenie?

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