If you search around a little more you see that she is a working actress with lots of credits, and that the subsidy she gets from the government is mostly a housing allowance given to working poor people.
I don’t see why we should care what people in Britain feel like doing with their tax dollars, frankly.
We're commiserating with the tax payers that are left in the UK.
But the real reason, as the article says, is that Britain is America's canary at the coal mine. This is your future. Bank on it.