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    VintageKrug
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    Seems Gordon “Charmster” Brown is smiling all the way to the bank, having saved 30% on the government contract for longhaul charter flights.

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    The contract for flying the prime minister all over the world (and perhaps occasionally forgetting to pick him up, if the price is right) is being handed to Virgin. The new carrier’s first big trip will be to the G20 summit in Pittsburgh next month.

    According to a Whitehall source, the switch was purely on price: Virgin undercut BA “by 20%-30%”.

    The airline is refitting one of its 747s to include a conference area, but has scrapped plans to include a controversial new navigation system – the Gordon Brown moral compass was too unreliable.
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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/article6797830.ece

    What a shame we don’t have a proper longhaul aircraft to fly the Prime Minister. I think Mr Cameron would much rather that was the case, and probably cheaper in real terms than this capex fudge of chartering clapped out aircraft.

    I am sure you can all come up with suitably witty alternative headlines for this thread… 😉

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    continentalclub
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    Later reports suggest that the VS charter is a one-off and not a long-term arrangement.

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    VintageKrug
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    A “one night stand”, then….

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    MarcusUK
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    Could Brown, having toyed with a Virgin, have anything to do with Mandelson having his prostate fiddled with in hospital at the weekend? It’s a theme…?

    Mandy appears to have his hand in Brown somewhere anyhow, as he moves him like a puppet these days, or he wouldn’t be here still! Brown could have sneaked in…?

    Still, looking at the Minsters in the Cabinet, I think they could do with prostrating more (Like Peter) with less inflations of self impotence…
    sorry importance !

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    Hess963
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    YES, indeed Blokes-indeed!!!

    #493293

    JordanD
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    Indeed, today’s picture from the superb Laura Kuenssberg shows that David Cameron is using a BA 747 for his trip to Ankara & India.

    http://twitpic.com/294nwh

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