Thursday, 27 March 2008

Blair Force None.

So Gordon Brown yet again wastes no time in stamping his authority on government by abandonning plans for the UK government to buy new aircraft to fly members of the Royal Family and senior politicians around.

"Gordon Brown has scrapped plans to buy two private jets to carry himself and the royal family around the world, it was revealed yesterday. Instead, the government is scaling back proposals made by former premier Tony Blair, which were expected to cost taxpayers £100m, and will buy only a small plane for trips around the UK."

Good to see Government cutting back unnecessary expenditure in these times of economic uncertainty, or is it? Presumably there was a justifiable case made for the aircraft previously which has now been reversed. Perhaps the decision is more about good PR than what is actually good for effective government?

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