Regards the flooding victims in the north of the country.
Three other ways exist to massively assist:
- The royal family chip in £5m – I can hear muttering from royal lackeys, but frankly they can afford it and it would be top-rate PR.
Breaking tradition? Who cares?
With Charles alone having 100-plus staff, I don’t think Her Majesty would have to turn off the lights (as is rumoured) to economise.
- Premier League football clubs could have a whip-round among their highly-paid 500-plus players and the clubs could contribute too.
With a young Man Utd winger arriving for training in a £250,000 Rolls-Royce convertible it’s obvious they have money to burn – another £10m easily attainable.
- Divert another £25m from the multi-billion overseas aid fund.
As my father was wont to say: ‘Charity begins at home.’
Blount Road, Old Portsmouth