View Full Version : Blairforce one back in the news.

30th Sep 2013, 05:37
The good old DM has got an article on this Bombardier used as Blair's private jet. It states that he pays for it personally. I doubt that very much. It also demonstrates the difference between the above and Airforce One which indicates a 747 can fly at 988mph!

Boeing 747 has a top speed of 988mph

Blair Force One: Former Prime Minister rents 30million private jet for globe-trotting at a cost of 7,000 an hour | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2437193/Blair-Force-One-Former-Prime-Minister-rents-30million-private-jet-globe-trotting-cost-7-000-hour.html)

30th Sep 2013, 07:37
Why shouldn't he pay for it personally? He seems to be on quite a nice little earner on his speaking engagements for one.

30th Sep 2013, 08:10
I expect his company does the paying and it is a tax deduction against corporation tax.

30th Sep 2013, 10:32
Well, would you really want him sitting next to you when you're flying Ryanair, sweating and getting his orange face-make up over everything ?

30th Sep 2013, 10:48

I don't fly Ryanair, but I would object to having next to me. Some people here express a hatred and loathing for Margaret Thatcher: I feel the same way about Blair.