Note: When the Brits do it, it Patriotism. But when Scots do it it’s horrible Nationalism. Remember that!
This is the royal/prime ministerial plane.
But, it seems that Boris doesn’t like grey. Fair enough, he’s a larger-than-life person. Why would he like a dull colour like grey?
So like anyone who doesn’t like the colour of the plane that comes with the job, he’s had it painted.
According to the Daily Mail, the cost is likely to run to “tens of thousands of pounds”.
But the Evening Standard talked to a “spokesman” who said around £900,000, which, I suppose you could stretch tens of thousands to if you were a loyal Tory newspaper trying not to alienate the public.
After all, at a time when, yet again, we are being warned that we are facing hard times and that everyone should prepare for austerity, we are bound to be less than 100% overjoyed at Johnson spending nearly a million on a paint job for his private plane.
According to Sky the Prime Minister has never like the plane being grey, and furthermore, complained back when he was Foreign Secretary that he could never get any use of the plane and was obliged to travel first class on a commercial flight, just like an extremely rich ordinary person. How demeaning.
I understand that if a member of the royal family wants it, they have first refusal.
Maybe with Airmiles having to find (and fund) his own transport for golf playing it will be a little more available.
I’m sure it is money well spent. When he travels the length and breadth of, erm Jersey or the Isle of Man or wherever, signing all these trade deals, just think how impressed all these foreign leaders will be.
Brings a tear to Munguin’s eye…
(And Tris wanders off into the distance humming “Land of Hopeless Tory”, or something.)