I have been watching coverage of the US Presidential election campaigning on the news over the last few days (as you can't miss it!) and cannot help but notice that Mr Obama traves around the US in an official Presidential aircraft (Air Force 1). It strikes me that if this were to happen in this country the current (whoever that may be) PM would be accused of misappropriation of Govt property, and possibly rightly so. I have been wondering if Obama's party have been paying for the use of that aircraft or is it one of his 'perks' as President (seems a bit unfair to his opponent's party)? Perhaps some of our members who live on that side of the Pond could enlighten me as to how this works. Any thoughts anyone?