Letter: Does this country have its priorities all wrong?

It’s hard to believe that, in 2022, we have families having to use food banks; families struggling with energy bills; pensioners worried about whether they can switch the heating on or even eat and yet the cost to British taxpayers to keep a Royal Family and its security is £345 million per year.

By Tracy Smith
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 4:20 pm

The royalists among your readers will argue that they bring money into the country, but then so does the Lake District, the Peak District and countless galleries and museums.

Do we really need to keep a family and its hangers-on in absolute luxury when so many real people are struggling?

Ian Longley

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