"They're very good value. What do they cost? A penny a month, a day . . . ? You won't even be able to pee for that when decimals come in."
The Duke of Bedford
The Duke of Bedford has been proved right. Public toilets cost a new British penny (2.4¢), but maintaining the monarchy costs each of Britain's 55 million citizens less than that a year. Still, the value of the monarchy and how much it ought to cost was the hottest issue in Britain last week.
Regal Cheek. The controversy flared after...