( A two-minute thought)
In a previous post, I posted this question.
Who are the European Union negotiating with when it comes to Brexit.
Is it England, Britain, the United Kingdom, or is it the Queen?
The serious question is this;
How will English Democracy and its institutions be dragged into the 21st century after Brexit while bowing to a feudal system?
The Queen cannot be blamed but she presides over the institutions that symbolise and legitimises the inequalities that have lead to Brexit
The First Past the post-politics, representation infiltrated by Social Media cannot cope with globalisation, migration, or technological changes.
Only when the monarchy is replaced and ordinary people become true citizens not surfs will constitutional reform be possible.
By all means, protect the historical pomp that acts as a focus for national identity, unity and pride and tourism; gives a sense of stability and continuity but remove the hereditary privileges with a written constitution.
Only then can England become a sovereign country.
Here is a snapshot of the sheer scale and volume of her assets.
The Crown Estate announced in June last year that it returned a
record £328.8 million ($464 million) to the Treasury in 2016 as
the value of the overall estate rose to an astonishing £13.1
billion ($18.5 billion).
The Crown Estate holds around 11,000 hectares of forestry in
areas including Berkshire, Somerset, and Cairngorms in
The Crown Estate owns a £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion) offshore
energy empire which includes 30 wind farms.
The Savoy, London:
The Queen privately owns an 18,433-hectare estate called the
Duchy of Lancaster.
The Duchy of Lancaster also holds around a dozen historic
properties, including Lancaster Castle in Lancashire and
Pickering Castle in Yorkshire.
Sandringham House, Norfolk:
The 8,000-hectare estate in Norfolk, England, is privately owned by the Queen.
Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire: 20,000-hectare.
Ascot Racecourse in the south of England is part of the Crown
Regent Street & St James’s Market, London: The Crown Estate
owns the entirety of Regent Street in London.
The Crown Estate owns around 106,000 hectares (263,000
acres) of farmland across the UK.
The Crown owns the rights to salmon fishing and gold mining in
Windsor Castle & Great Park, Berkshire: 6,400-hectare.
She does not own her official residence, Buckingham Palace.
She merely occupies the 775-room home, which is held in trust
for future generations by the Crown Estates.
So, to sum it all up, the Queen owns 2 homes (Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle), while the rest of her residences are owned by the Crown Estates.
All royals are millionaires.
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