18th August 2009 at 10:14 #493287
Anonymous18th August 2009 at 10:14 #493288
Seems Gordon “Charmster” Brown is smiling all the way to the bank, having saved 30% on the government contract for longhaul charter flights.
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.
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… 😉20th August 2009 at 10:00 #493289
Later reports suggest that the VS charter is a one-off and not a long-term arrangement.20th August 2009 at 10:46 #493290
A “one night stand”, then….23rd August 2009 at 15:56 #493291
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 !30th August 2009 at 11:10 #493292
YES, indeed Blokes-indeed!!!27th July 2010 at 12:19 #493293
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