Who thinks a Presidency would cost less than the Monarchy ?
In this past year, the British Monarchy cost taxpayers £35.7 million. That represents a cost of 56 pence per person in the United Kingdom.
The President of France
, whose role is very similar to that of Her Majesty, cost French taxpayers a whopping £91 million.
A little further south and we find the Italian
Republic. Its president performs almost exactly the same constitutional function as The Queen, bar a few political powers, yet amazingly costs Italian taxpayers £181.5m per year
Coming in almost identical in cost with the British Monarchy is the Polish
presidency, costing Polish taxpayers £34 million per year. Giving extra consideration to the smaller population of Poland and comparing once again to the British Monarchy, costing a fraction more, itís clear where the value for money lies once again.
German presidency, costing Germans
at the least £30.8m (this includes £4.8m given annually to the nationís 5 retired presidents).American
presidency reportedly going into billions, itís no surprise this is the model British republicans try to distance themselves from.
The birth of Prince George, a new future heir to the throne, back in 2013 was a cause for great national celebration. It was also a cause for great economic celebration as the birth of the Prince caused an extra £247m to be injected into the economy
from everything from royal Baby
themed merchandise to extra consumption of food and alcohol to celebrate the occasion.