Should these free mugs be given?

http://www.dailymail....ary-school-pupil.html

There are some miserable individuals around, begrudging a mere £2.90 on every school child, on something that they can treasure for the rest of their lives.

In harder times than these, free commemorative mugs have always been given out to school children, The Coronation of King Edward VII, George V's Silver Jubilee, an Edward VIII mug, coronation of King George VI, and for the coronation of Elizabeth II, to name just a few.
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The age some of them start drinking a commemorative beer glass might be more appropriate... but why not... some will treasure them
Bit of a blast from the past isn't it? Coronation mugs won't excite the youth of the nation.

What a shame nobody was forward thinking enough to offer badged memory sticks or something like that

Guess that's what you get when everybody involved is stuck in a 1950s timewarp
I think it`s a bit pointless to be honest. Maybe they could just subsidise some and if anyone wants one, they can buy it for 50p. I`m not sure they`ll treasure them for the rest of their lives either. I remember when we were offered Silver Jubilee mugs. I didn`t bother to pick mine up (neither did my sister). I was at an age where I thought I was way, way too cool to queue up with the kids in the village square on collection day.
£30,000 not £2.90. Total waste of money.

Nice design though, the Daily Mail should offer it as a freebie.
Badged memory stick would have been much better or a bag charm
I've still got my coronation mug (Elizabeth 11 that is!) given free when I was at primary school but I think the idea is a bit dated now . People can buy one if they really want to.
There should be nothing. If someone wants to remember the leeching Royals then they should buy it themselves.
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I'd not begrudge it, but strictly speaking, it is something the parents of other family should buy, rather than spend ratepayer's cash for gifts to some folks kids. It is my generous nature that allows me to turn a blind eye to inappropriate council spending sometimes.
"*or* other family" >:-(
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jake-the-peg

/// Bit of a blast from the past isn't it? Coronation mugs won't excite the youth of the nation. ///

We are talking Diamond Jubilee Mugs here, unless something drastic has happen to our Queen in the last few minutes.

Guess that's what you get when some don't know what they are 'going on' about.
I wonder where they would be made. They may generate a little work if "Made in England" but I would hazard "Made in China/Taiwan/India".
Made by the cheapest supplier (labour).
At the Coronation went with some friends to do some rock climbing and couldn't be bothered to pick up a mug. Plenty of Republicans among the older generation too.
No, the council should not be spending this money.

Most kids wouldn't appreciate them anyway.

Would you say it is a 'mere' £30,000 AOG?
Diamond Jubilee doesn't mean we all have to go around celebrating the 1950's

For goodness sake!

What do people think they'll do with these mugs? Put them on their mantle pieces?

Tory councillors Complete and utter inability to move with the times or connect with young people

What a shocker!
I think the Tory councillor, Richard Wilson, will be getting a little message from David Cameron soon.
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Hopkirk

/// Would you say it is a 'mere' £30,000 AOG? ///

A mere drop in the ocean, ceasing printing out their literature in a dozen languages, and getting rid of their interpretor service, would pay for them, with money left over.
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jake-the-peg

/// Tory councillors Complete and utter inability to move with the times or connect with young people ///

Yes they have much to learn from the inner city Labour councils.

/// Diamond Jubilee doesn't mean we all have to go around celebrating the 1950's ///

No perhaps much better to go around like sullen faced 'Commies'.

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