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For a While Now I've Considered Price Charles the Ultimat...

Posted on the 17 March 2018 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth
For a while now I've considered Price Charles the ultimate homeownerist.  Not content with vigorously opposing anyone building anything in London tall enough to peer into one of his many back gardens, or simply objecting to tall buildings in general, he actually heads a homeownerist front organisation with the raison d'être of reverting other people's farms back into worthless medieval swamps.  

So this morning over coffee I read the serialisation of Tom Bower's hatchet job in the Mail Online.  I don't know if they are true.  But if they are, I think these two quote sum up the wasteful, economic madness of homeownerism nicely: "With a personal income of millions from the Duchy of Cornwall (£16.3 million in 2007 alone) he could afford to indulge his slightest whim — yet even that didn’t satisfy him."
"He was also unusually particular about his gardens at Highgrove. Because he refused to use pesticides, he employed four gardeners who would lie, nose-down, on a trailer pulled by a slow-moving Land Rover to pluck out weeds.  In addition, retired Indian servicemen were deployed to prowl through the undergrowth at night with torches and handpick slugs from the leaves of plants." How can we rid ourselves of these people?



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