Blair Force One


Book Reviewer
According to the BBC News site, our beloved glorious leader is to get not one, but two aircraft to fly him on official trips. He's also graciously given dispensation for them to be used by the Royal Family.

Am I being daft or is this a yet another kick in the teeth by New Labour to the Royal Flight in particular and the services in general? Surely. responsibility for transporting the Royal Family and Government ministers should primarily be within the remit of the UK Forces rather than going out to tender to business.


War Hero
I despise both him, his missus and his little gang of corrupt sidekicks.

Never trusted him from day one, always thought he was a smarmy, lying, overacting w****r.

I know this has nothing to do with his latest stunt, but my spleen needed venting.
Let the royal family use them? Cheeky little public school twat. I hope all the ********* that voted labour in are proud of that little worm. Bring back Maggie for fcuks sake !!


War Hero
Bliar, the mans an unprincipled cnut.................Purposely spelt that way,as in Fcuk. (don't want to offend the Mods.) :oops:
The Royal Flight, should remain the Sovereigns perogative.
The sooner this shower of shite are out the better. but, I ask the same question again, who do I vote for next time?
At present,"none of the above" !


Lantern Swinger
Another excuse to squander the taxpayers hard earned money. Just wants to keep up with his bum chum across the pond.


Lantern Swinger
Well! I'm all for him having his own squadron if that flicks his switches. Then we could ensure that all the VINs in his government (that's very important nonentities) like himself and his freeloading other half, Prescott, Brown, Reid, Beckett (and the jury's out on Browne) could get to their grace and favour homes without holding up the traffic in London for their passage. As for the Royal Flight - it's an anachronism. Not required, like the Royal Yacht! Ooops - incoming!


Interesting thread so far. Quite a contrast in opinion to the one running on pprune. I must say, Bliar and his unashamed cronyism apart, this 'initiative' does make sense for UK plc. We are currently the 8th largest economy in the world and yet unlike the US, France and various other nations, our leader has to turn up at summits in a chartered jet - indeed the last one had our contingent turn up in a jet with an Austrian flag on the side.

I think it is a step in the right direction and if you take Bliar and his compatriots out of the equation and consider the longer term, I believe you will agree too.

I'll get me coat..............



Lantern Swinger
As the aircraft are not to be delivered until 2007/2008 (according to the BBC news last night) it is unlikely that blair will actually travel in either of them.
As for AndyM's comment about flying BA, in my last job I would not fly in any BA aircraft but that is just me
Will these be manned by service personnel - or will this current administration insist it goes to PFI, I wonder ?
And why do they need a 737 - oops silly me, for all the secretaries of course...... :wink:

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