My 2008 article on the subject remains my stated view.
The amount raised tonight will be in excess of £20 million.
The security bill to the taxpayer for the Royal Wedding will be £20 million.
In a civilised society would we not fund needy children via the exchequer and have people dressed up behaving like eejits shaking buckets of money to pay for Wullie and Kate’s jolly?
And on that subject, just in case you needed another reason to confirm that “Lord” Archer is a complete trumpet, click here