Well that's because you have all that VAT to pay to the queen
Bad info, baby: that VAT goes to finance the Surrender Monkey farmers and their Suddenly Pacifist neighbours who favour thin men with moustaches. The poor old Queen just takes all the kicks and is unable, because of the crappy UK laws and protocol, to defend herself and her family against all the speculative rubbish that is produced around her and hers.
That, my friend, is the reality of freedom of speach: as long as it enables the sale of gutter periodicals, suits the morality (joking, here) of the ruling left-wing party and keeps the what´s-yours-is-mine voters faithful , anything goes.
Edit: I should add that the main beneficiaries of the Common Market, much to nobody´s surprise, are the Euro politicians who live high on the hog at our expense (the infamous VAT), pay zero taxation on their salaries, employ their immediate families on the same VAT-powered account and laugh their collective heads off at us, the mugs that keep them there.
As a matter of interest, I remember when VAT was introduced to the UK: it raised the cost of living by the same direct amount; complicated my business tax return no end and the paperwork was horrific. I was also here in Spain at the start of it, and on the very first day of the new regulation we went to the local café for our usual coffee and it had doubled in cost. Yes, doubled. So yes, I do have a very short fuse on that topic.