Boris Johnson has decided he wants his own Brexit plane he can fly around the world to drum up new business.
He feels the PM jet is never free to borrow and is a bit of a boring grey colour.
Mr Johnson’s comments come during his five-day tour of Latin America, hoping to drum up some post-brexit business
Johnson said: “The taxpayers won’t want us to have some luxurious new plane, but I certainly think it’s striking that we don’t seem to have access to such a thing at the moment.”
“What I will say about the Voyager, I think it’s great, but it seems to be very difficult to get hold of. It never seems to be available. I don’t know who uses it, but it never seems to be available. And also, why does it have to be grey?”
However, Boris might be already left behind, as the EU has leapt ahead of the UK in the pursuit of free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand’s trade minister, David Parker, said: “The EU is our third-largest trading partner, with two-way trade worth more than $20bn [£10.3bn]. Even excluding the UK, our trade with the EU is worth about $16bn annually.”
Just in case we thought this new plane was just purely for his own comfort, and ego, he flatly denied these could be the reasons saying “We are hard as nails, we Foreign Office types. We don’t care about changing planes, we pernoctate (spend the night) on planes.”
The Foreign Secretary also warned Theresa May to “just get on with Brexit” whatever the consequences:
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