The UK tax payer is being asked to stump up £12m for the to visit for 4 days.
I’m not Catholic, but 4.2 million people in the UK are`, so I am assuming that they will get something out of it. But what?
In my ignorance, I am failing to see why we should pay £3M per day, for the visit.
I think there are many state visits that we should have, especially by leaders of influential countries or countries we want to influence, but what can we get from the Vatican city, or what would we want to influence?
The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, who is the head of the catholic Church in the UK thinks Tax payers should fund it, but a poll by Theos says that 79% of people had no interest and 77% did not want tax payers to fund it.
In this time of austerity, what could we do better with £12m?