We here in Goa have been witnessing in despair crores being squandered by
the government on needless functions.

The 6th May pompous Coronation of King Charles at an eye watering cost of
approximately 250 million pounds has raised many eyebrows across the world
demanding a closer scrutiny. Was such an astronomical expenditure justified
in the midst of a long and continuing economic crisis that Britain has been
facing with high inflation, unaffordable escalating energy bills, food,
fuel prices and hefty mortgage interest rates.

That extravagant ceremony could never be justified particularly at a time
with the Government continually claiming that it has no money leading to
months of strikes by workers in every field of Britain's labour force. For
the first time tens of thousands of front line caring and dedicated workers
are forced to use Foodbanks, charitable institutions and extended family
resources to survive.

Isn't it a massive indictment of the British government that despite so
many people in need of help it chose to look the other way.  It is also a
sad reflection of how out of touch the Monarchy is, that the coronation of
a man worth 1.8 billion would indirectly result in so many people going
hungry.    Hardly surprising that it was reported that a lot more people
watched the Queen’s coronation in 1953 rather than the coronation of King
Charles. The only positive aspect of what many regard was a farce, is that
it showed the British at their best at putting on a show of pomp and
pageantry, but at what cost? The end certainly did not justify the

It would come as no surprise if Event management honchos from Goa spread
their wings across our frontiers staging pompous shows despite the
government coffers being empty.

Adv. Aires Rodrigues

C/G-2, Shopping Complex

Ribandar Retreat

Ribandar – Goa – 403006

Mobile No: 9822684372

Office Tel  No: (0832) 2444012

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