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Blair used royal jet for family holidays - Britain - Times Online

..it emerged that he had spent more than 130,000 of taxpayers' money on a string of family holidays.
In the first detailed breakdown of government air travel, it was revealed that the Prime Minister uses the royal flight up to 60 times a year and regularly commandeers it to fly him to and from his Sedgefield, Co Durham, constituency. He also uses it to go to Labour Party conferences. About half the flights were domestic, ranging from Birmingham to Devon and Scotland.

Sometimes I wish Santa had given me the Rapier Missile set I asked for - I really have been a very good boy....

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But if we all got what we wanted from Santa - the sky would be full of heat seeking missiles aiming straight at Blair's jacksy......

Apparently, when he uses it to go on his hols, Blair makes a 'contribution' for what he sees as the equivalent commercial rate - not for chartering an entire aircraft - but for buying one economy ticket...

I wonder if it will work for me next time I fancy a jolly in Barcelona? I ring up the Queen's flight, book the plane, fly down to Barca and give the Treasury the 39 quid it would normally cost on EasyJet.....

If we tipped the loadmaster a few quid, do you think he'd open the door at 500ft?

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