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Old 06-21-2009, 03:54 PM
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I agree with you 100%. Andrew is working hard for British Industry and his job requires traveling.He is called "Airmiles Andy" for the traveling his job requires,..
I don't think everyone believes Andrew is essential to or working hard for British industry, in this country or abroad! He is called Airmiles Andy for his misuse of the royal jet and helicopters!
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:16 PM
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Obviously everyone doesn't.In this day and age the royal family really needs to watch their expenditures because for some people,they can do nothing right.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:00 AM
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I don't think that everyone takes a helicopter to arrive at a golf course, and then dubs it 'entirely justifiable expense'.

Although some of the use of private jets and helicopters may be explained by requirements of his job, I do believe that a lot of criticism he receives for using (or misusing) private means of transport is deserved.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:41 PM
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:39 PM
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:47 PM
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:14 PM
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Might I point out that the most recent posts discussed in this forum have something to do with Andrews overspending and misuse of helicopters. And the recent posts from Iceflower have been pictures of Andrew out at dinner or at a party. The dinner in NY hardly could count as work.

I apologise to anyway who find this offensive, but I just don't think Andrew does a good enough job.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:04 PM
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As the dinner in NY also included discussions and that is was he does - discuss, with other people, how they can invest in Britian, how can you say that it wasn't work?
At that level a lot of business in conducted over dinner, or at least confirmed, over dinner so he could very well been doing his job at this dinner.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:21 AM
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Prince Andrew has been granted 'sweetheart' property deals with the Crown Estate - making himself millions of pounds profit and securing a rent-free residence for his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie

Prince Andrew earns millions from 'sweetheart' land deals - winning Beatrice and Eugenie rent-free accommodation | Mail Online
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:39 PM
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Well Well Well.
I can understand not wanting to put the royal houses on the open-market. But everything else, even Prince Edward and the bagshot estate is wrong, damaging news for the royals in this current climate.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:53 AM
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Members of the Royal family have been granted generous property deals by The Crown Estate, which is tasked with raising money from its properties to benefit the taxpayer

Royal family members 'offered cut-price deals on properties' - Telegraph

They seem to have forgotten their primary function!
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:11 AM
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Anger as 'Air Miles' Andy spends £10,000 on 150-mile helicopter trip | Mail Online

...Scott Redding, spokesperson for the Green Party, said: 'It's disappointing that Prince Charles gave a landmark speech on the environment whilst Prince Andrew took short-hop helicopter flights the next day.....
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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As the Queen rightly said when cutting back her own wedding anniversary expenditure last year, the Royals should be reining in their spending in these tough times.
'Prince Andrew could have driven this journey and saved thousands of pounds.'

Environmental campaign group Plane Stupid said that the prince should be leading by example and cutting back on his carbon emissions
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:40 PM
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If Prince Andrew can afford a helicopter, I think he can use one. Prince Andrew is not known for promoting ecological causes as his elder brother does. Prince Andrew is bad no matter what he does anyway.
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Another shocking story about Andrew and his spending habits. It was especially damaging that Charles was giving his speech on the same day.
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If Prince Andrew can afford a helicopter, I think he can use one. Prince Andrew is not known for promoting ecological causes as his elder brother does. Prince Andrew is bad no matter what he does anyway.
Your are quite right, but he could at least try to tone down his image a little bit. For the sake of the royal familty at least.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:22 AM
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If Prince Andrew can afford a helicopter, I think he can use one. Prince Andrew is not known for promoting ecological causes as his elder brother does. Prince Andrew is bad no matter what he does anyway.
Yes, Andrew can afford to use a helicopter, what a pity he doesn't pay for it himself in that case, instead of using taxpayers money. If and when Andrew gives some concern to his use of our money, then he might get better headlines.
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Prince Andrew has been accused of gross hypocrisy after he commandeered the Queen's Flight to go skiing on his way home from a meeting about the environment.

Prince Andrew spends £4,000 of taxpayers money on private jet | Mail Online
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The Duke of York's expenses claims as Britain's trade ambassador have jumped to £4,000 a week, The Daily Telegraph can disclose

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...00-a-week.html
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:02 PM
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If Prince Andrew can do the things he has been doing such using tax-payers money to fund his not-business-related trips, it means that the system should be changed. Nothing more, nothing less. The only thing British taxpayers are good for is whining and wailing.
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I agree--sometimes I don't understand the constant complaints in the British media. Britain has a democratic voting system--if people are so upset with the behaviour of the royal family, why don't they vote in more MPs who are anti-monarchist or, at least, who are in favour of getting rid of the minor royals who supposedly don't provide "value for money"? (Also, the trips the media is complaining about were definitely business-related--the only thing being questioned is whether they were effective business trips.)
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“Costs to UKTI increased between 2006/07 and 2007/08 by one third precisely because the number of overseas visits increased by one third. Nonetheless, we try always to keep costs to a minimum and provide value for money for the taxpayer.”
The above is a quote from the article. It makes sense to me.
Also, how can Andrew afford to pay for a helicopter without the use of taxpayer money? Doesn't his "income", directly or indirectly, come from taxpayers?
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