A bunch of shameless, diabolical, out of touch fuckwits have decided that Children in Need day is the ideal time to announce that an astonishing £369 million of public money is set to be spent on Buckingham Palace refurbishments.
Last year's Children in Need appeal, meanwhile, raised just over £37 million.
Can't help but think the day of Children in Need was a bad day for the government to announce a £369m refurb of Buckingham Palace...
The 10-year pipe-replacing and boiler-testing job is set to kick off next April, and the Treasury says the works is urgent , as Buckingham Palace is full of expensive things and houses the most famous family of scroungers in the world from time to time, so it would be such a shame for all of it to go up in smoke.
We take the responsibility that comes with receiving these public funds extremely seriously indeed, said Tony Johnstone-Burt, a person who s probably quite proud of being known as the Master of the Queen's Household.
Equally, we are convinced that by making this investment in Buckingham Palace now we can avert a much more costly and potentially catastrophic building failure in the years to come.