Can there be any connection between the two stories that appeared in Metro the other day?
On the same day that the government want to cut the nuclear defence capability to cut costs, they are also trying to push throught the purchase of "Blair Force One" as the intended purchase of a Prime Minesterial equivalent of the US Presidents jet has been called. The new Jet, along with one for the Queen, will cost mopre money to run, even forgetting the purchase, than the present service supplied by the RAF. To my knowledge, I don't think the Queen has asked for a private jet so I guess it's being offered to make sure it doesn't look as though it's just Blair who wants one.
Next time we have an election, can people vote for a party that might be interested in the governing of the country rather than just the trappings of office.