the ministerial code states that scheduled flights should be used unless deemed impractical.
That isn't going to be cheap. How are they going to organise this?
A tender for the hire of a charter aircraft was issued in February and will last two years, it is understood.
Two years? Errrm, David, the expenses review is out in July, I wouldn't even bank on this government being around in two months, let alone two years, and there must be an election next year. I'll let you in to a little secret, David; you ain't gonna win it. I'm sure whoever the Tory Foreign Sec. will be is going to enjoy using it very much.