Gransnet forums

News & politics

Government refuses to answer questions about Brexitair flight

(17 Posts)
GagaJo Fri 01-Jan-21 09:03:26

The government has refused to answer questions about the so-called “Brexit Air” flight on Wednesday to deliver the trade agreement from Brussels to London – including the cost to taxpayers and the number of tons of fuel burnt.

The operation, which involved three take-offs and landings, was chosen in preference to a high-speed Eurostar train, running at the same time, or a scheduled flight costing as little as £31.

uk.yahoo.com/style/government-refuses-answer-questions-brexit-134514359.html

MayBee70 Fri 01-Jan-21 09:15:00

Maybe they were worried that whoever picked it up might accidentally leave it on the plane. I mean, they do have history when it comes to that sort of thing. Was it the plane with the Union Jack on it?

MawBe Fri 01-Jan-21 09:15:56

Is this really the time for more pearl-clutching?

I find myself just thinking “So what?” hmm

GagaJo Fri 01-Jan-21 09:19:14

I dunno about pearls MawBe, I am wearing flip flops

MawBe Fri 01-Jan-21 09:23:44

Must be a heck of a lot warmer in Switzerland than it is here then! 🏖

GagaJo Fri 01-Jan-21 09:34:33

It is very warm. I have the windows open and it is only cool, not even cold.

vegansrock Fri 01-Jan-21 09:40:35

why not use email?

LadyGracie Fri 01-Jan-21 09:56:50

Who cares, it's done.

So much money thrown about these days, what is another drop in the ocean?

GrannyGravy13 Fri 01-Jan-21 10:13:10

In the words of that brave heroine Elsa

Let it go, Let it go , Let it go 🎼🎼🎼🎼

GagaJo Fri 01-Jan-21 10:22:51

vegansrock

why not use email?

Exactly. Very succintly put.

But why worry when the millionaire cabinet pay virtually no UK tax? The cost comes out of our pockets, not theirs.

Elegran Fri 01-Jan-21 10:27:36

They probably wanted to get photographs of it being ostentatiously delivered, to display in future as a "pivotal moment in history". Like Neville Chamberlain and the "piece of paper".

Whitewavemark2 Fri 01-Jan-21 10:29:14

It is all about image and spin.

Some people are taken in by this sort of silly game.

growstuff Fri 01-Jan-21 10:30:04

I believe it was over 1000 pieces of paper.

growstuff Fri 01-Jan-21 10:30:35

Did anybody roll out a red carpet when it arrived?

Oldwoman70 Fri 01-Jan-21 10:36:20

It is an historical document - not a communication arranging a coffee meet up!

GagaJo Fri 01-Jan-21 10:46:05

Elegran

They probably wanted to get photographs of it being ostentatiously delivered, to display in future as a "pivotal moment in history". Like Neville Chamberlain and the "piece of paper".

Perhaps they could have advertised it on the side of a bus.

Ellianne Fri 01-Jan-21 11:06:30

Oldwoman70

It is an historical document - not a communication arranging a coffee meet up!

Yes I felt exactly that emotion when I watched the signing. History in the making for better or worse.