The paint job design for the Prime Ministerial plane used by Boris Johnson has finally been revealed, and it’s causing one “ell” of a row.
The grey RAF Voyager, currently parked up in Cambridgeshire for its makeover, is to be decorated with two giant-sized L-plates, one on each side.
A shifty-looking Downing Street spokesman explained the reasoning behind the controversial design, which is set to cost the taxpayers over £900,000: “It should be pretty clear to everyone by now that Boris is still trying to get the hang of this whole Prime Minister thing, so the L-plates will serve as a warning to other heads of state who happen to be in the air that they need to give him a bit of a wide berth.”
So will the new design have any effect on the flying-capabilities of the plane in question?
“Well, we are expecting it to make considerably more U-turns than it used to. Ha ha! See what I did there? See what I did?”
And how long are the L-plates expected to stay on before Boris becomes fully qualified, as it were?
“I’ll get back to you on that one,” said the spokesman.