The Windsor family cost us an estimated £334m.
A couple of days a week, they do comfy cushion 45 minute visits but it’s hardly Real Work
They feed their dogs steak from silver trays ( according to rank, even corgis are subject to snobbery ).
And now, fellow serfs – bless your lucky forelock – you are being offered the chance to Clean For the Queen. Get onto your knees Britain… for the approval of someone who believes that every single one of you are inherently and justifiably beneath her.
Not for your community, not for the environment, not for wildlife. But to impress a sour faced old aristocrat who lives in a palace filled with servants. Oh whilst you’re down there grovelling …can you grab that rusty Tennant’s Super can and those Wotsit wrappers…?
And just to underline the unimpeachable integrity of the idea, Clean for the Queen sponsors include…McDonalds, Greggs, Wrigley, Costa – yeah shut your lefty critical mouth, you CANNOT criticise any of those companies for contributing to the litter problem can you ? ( 3% of all litter is fast food related and chewing gum costs a fortune to remove).
It’s also worth remembering that those who Did Clean for the Queen had to fight to get a living wage. Maybe she expected them to work for free too.
Occasionally, at Revolting Subject Rebel Command, I think that I’ve spotted the exhaust port in the Royal Death star, and with one republican X wing torpedo, the whole feudal circus will go kaboom ( Princess Leah is allowed to be a princess until the medals are dispersed, but then she must change her name to BunFace McGinty ). And Clean For the Queen feels monumentally unjust.
Think about it – to bail out the banks ( = the super-rich) vast amounts have been cut from essential front line services. The super-rich royals got a 29% pay rise last year. But local councils who clean up the streets ? Cuts, cuts, cuts. The whole Clean for the Queen idea is predicated on the failed ‘Big Society’ premise – ruddy faced toffs at the top of the class pyramid cajole the underlings to clean up for their viewing pleasure ?
The taxes you pay no longer fund binmen and street sweepers – increasingly, it subsidises the lives of the super rich, the private jets, the unaccountable… [ good Monbiot article on tax here]. So services suffer. Clean up serfs. If you don’t a TV documentary crews will turn up and mock the poorest in society for living in squalor.
This isn’t directly the fault of the Windsors of course. But they’re part of this horrible,stinking, vile, social conditioning. Some will fall for it – the Keep Calm and Carry On deference is hard to root out from British culture. But social media allows us to howl at the dumbness of such an approach, to say to the 70 mps – the very MPs who are cutting local authority cleaning budgets – show some concern for the ordinary people rather than sniffing around for gongs and publicity you shameless self centred imbeciles.
Here’s an alternative suggesting: Queen for the Clean Up – announce that the queen will be the last monarch, gently wind down all tax & state support for the Windsor family, give them a palace and couple of horses and let them live a yah lifestyle elsewhere.
Clean out the cynical anti-democratic House of Lords, the dusty posh landowners and sycophantic bauble chasers.
Get off your knees and clean up democracy.
Here. Sign a petition.
Oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh THAT WILL DO IT !
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