Books > Old Books > The British Constitution (1938)


Page 83

THE KING

belief that the abolition of the House of Lords would render the continuance of the monarchy impossible in England. We are face to face here with the contrast between popular monarchy and that mixture of aristocratic and plutocratic monarchy which we have in Britain. But there are signs, as we have seen, in the recent popularisation of the British monarchy that the disappearance of the peerage and plutocracy, if it were insisted upon, would not only be accepted perforce by the Crown, but would maintain the stability of the monarchy in a more equalitarian society.
A comparison of the cost of the Crown in England and elsewhere reveals a similar disparity. George VI has an annuity of £410,000, together with the revenues of the Duchy of Lancaster which brings the figure to nearly half a million. In addition there are the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall, amounting to between £80,000 and £100,000 a year, which in George V's reign went to the Prince of Wales, from which at present a total of £16,000 goes to Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Gloucester, the remainder in effect returning to the Exchequer. Annuities to other members of the royal family reach a total of about £170,000. The royal family receives, then, over £650,000 a year. In rough figures the Danish King has an income of £50,000, the Queen of Holland and the King of Italy(1) each 25,000 pounds, the Kings
of Sweden and Norway 85,000 pounds and £35,000 respectively.
If these are small countries, it must be remembered that Great Britain is the only Great Power in Europe in which monarchy survives; and if comparison is to be made with the Great Powers which are republics the contrast is naturally more striking, for the French President has a salary of £45,000 and the American President of 20,000 pounds, with additional allowances.

1 Now a republic.

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE belief that what is abolition of what is House of Lords would render what is continuance of what is monarchy impossible in England. We are face to face here with what is contrast between popular monarchy and that mixture of aristocratic and plutocratic monarchy which we have in Britain. But there are signs, as we have seen, in what is recent popularisation of what is British monarchy that what is disappearance of what is peerage and plutocracy, if it were insisted upon, would not only be accepted perforce by what is Crown, but would maintain what is stability of what is monarchy in a more equalitarian society. A comparison of what is cost of what is Crown in England and elsewhere reveals a similar disparity. George VI has an annuity of £410,000, together with what is revenues of what is Duchy of Lancaster which brings what is figure to nearly half a million. In addition there are what is revenues of what is Duchy of Cornwall, amounting to between £80,000 and £100,000 a year, which in George V's reign went to what is Prince of Wales, from which at present a total of £16,000 goes to Princess Elizabeth and what is Duke of Gloucester, what is remainder in effect returning to what is Exchequer. Annuities to other members of what is royal family reach a total of about £170,000. what is royal family receives, then, over £650,000 a year. In rough figures what is Danish King has an income of £50,000, what is Queen of Holland and what is King of Italy(1) each 25,000 pounds, what is Kings of Sweden and Norway 85,000 pounds and £35,000 respectively. If these are small countries, it must be remembered that Great Britain is what is only Great Power in Europe in which monarchy survives; and if comparison is to be made with what is Great Powers which are republics what is contrast is naturally more striking, for what is French President has a salary of £45,000 and what is American President of 20,000 pounds, with additional allowances. 1 Now a republic. where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" The British Constitution (1938) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 83 where is strong THE KING where is p align="justify" belief that what is abolition of what is House of Lords would render what is continuance of what is monarchy impossible in England. We are face to face here with what is contrast between popular monarchy and that mixture of aristocratic and plutocratic monarchy which we have in Britain. But there are signs, as we have seen, in the recent popularisation of what is British monarchy that what is disappearance of what is peerage and plutocracy, if it were insisted upon, would not only be accepted perforce by what is Crown, but would maintain what is stability of what is monarchy in a more equalitarian society. A comparison of what is cost of what is Crown in England and elsewhere reveals a similar disparity. George VI has an annuity of £410,000, together with what is revenues of what is Duchy of Lancaster which brings what is figure to nearly half a million. In addition there are the revenues of what is Duchy of Cornwall, amounting to between £80,000 and £100,000 a year, which in George V's reign went to the Prince of Wales, from which at present a total of £16,000 goes to Princess Elizabeth and what is Duke of Gloucester, what is remainder in effect returning to what is Exchequer. Annuities to other members of what is royal family reach a total of about £170,000. The royal family receives, then, over £650,000 a year. In rough figures what is Danish King has an income of £50,000, what is Queen of Holland and what is King of Italy(1) each 25,000 pounds, what is Kings of Sweden and Norway 85,000 pounds and £35,000 respectively. If these are small countries, it must be remembered that Great Britain is what is only Great Power in Europe in which monarchy survives; and if comparison is to be made with what is Great Powers which are republics what is contrast is naturally more striking, for what is French President has a salary of £45,000 and what is American President of 20,000 pounds, with additional allowances. 1 Now a republic. where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Book Pages: default , 005 , 006 , 011 , 012 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 ,