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Twitter lights up with comments about restoration of Buckingham Palace

When the announcement came in that Buckingham Palace was to undergo a £369 m restoration, it was no surprise that the comments bashing the plan spread across Twitter like wildfire.

There were the usual comments like that of Leigh who said: “People are starving, the NHS is floundering, schools are being closed down but sure let’s spend £369million on Buckingham Palace”.

The typically loud opponent voice of Piers Morgan tweeted out that the idea was a “joke”.

The unfortunate timing of announcing the planned refurbishment on Children In Need day was untimely, but as Will Travers pointed out the politicians are quick to point fingers to avoid attention on themselves.

Royal photographer, James Whatling was one voice of reason, pointing out that other than Buckingham Palace being a home it is also a national landmark comparing it to the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the United States’s Statue of Liberty.

Daniel P.Clark was another one of those voices for the restoration. He even did the math figuring out that the construction works out to just over £0.80 a person.

What are your thoughts on the restoration? Are you for or against it? 

  • John Anderson

    It is many years since anything was done to renovate the Palace. It is in fact a national symbol, where visiting Heads of State and others are entertained: it is also a very important art gallery, and the home of the Royal Mews. The place still contains some asbestos, and the age of the electrics have caused a number of small fires.
    As was pointed out yesterday, the net cost will be around £220 millions, not 370, and it will provide a great deal of work for Londoners.
    Obviously all the complainers live in dirty, unpainted and unsafe homes, but this is not suitable for our Head of State, nor for the public visiting the galleries.
    Why is there always so much whining in the UK these days?

  • Edward Dawson

    The Head of State lives in Buckingham Palace, and it is the Queen. If we were a republic it would be a President. So why is the tiny band of British republicans complaining about the cost of repairs? Why are their given free air time? Old buildings need repairs, and national heritage assets should be paid for from public funds.

  • vegastearoom

    Funny how people in the UK do not appreciate how much of a government installation, museum, symbol for the nation Buck House is. You get billions of dollars of tourist and visitor income because of the Queen and her residences. Please keep them up so that we may continue to visit. We do not want to show up and see rubbish.

  • montyhandyman

    I was one of those tourist !

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