The most clever folks in England are the royal family. They might be dim, but they are not stupid.mThey have been taking tax payers to the cleaners for centuries. They make bundles from plundered lands in the form of rent and EU subsidies, as well as interest on plunder from the colonies, but also cash in each year from the government to support their lavish lifestyle. What a great deal, as proven by a headline in the Guardian:
“Cost of Prince Charles rises to £2.2m
Extra 11% on Prince of Wales' funding from taxpayer attributed to
longer flights and last year's royal wedding”
Boy, am I happy not to be English. My sympathies would be easy to guess.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.