» Monday, November 21, 2005


Asked if the Prime Minister would like a Government aircraft at his disposal, the PMOS replied that the simple fact was, as we had tried to tell people, that we had not yet received Sir Peter Gershon’s report, though other departments had. Therefore, it would better to wait and see what the report said. The facts were very simple: the present arrangements involved aircraft that were increasingly old and unreliable. Therefore, we had to do something about it, but it would be better to wait for Sir Peter Gershon’s report.

Asked whether it would be convenient for the Prime Minister to use, the PMOS said again it would be better that people waited for the report to come out.

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  1. "Therefore, it would better to wait and see what the report said."

    What, we have to wait for some report before the PMOS can offer an opinion about the PM’s thoughts on having his own toy plane? Why? Won’t he think about it until then?

    "the present arrangements involved aircraft that were increasingly old and unreliable."

    …although they’re fine for the rest of us, apparently.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 22 Nov 2005 on 2:55 am | Link
  2. Now this will be a good one.

    Gordon has to approve a budget for a plane that Tony will use for a short while but which is really for Gordon.

    Anyone taking odds on this one?

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 22 Nov 2005 on 12:35 pm | Link

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