LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he would like a “Brexit plane” to help promote the U.K. around the world as it prepares to leave the European Union.
The outspoken foreign minister says a Royal Air Force plane used for official royal and government trips “never seems to be available,” and anyway is painted a drab military gray.
A plan by former Prime Minister Tony Blair to buy a government jet — dubbed “Blair Force One” — was later scrapped to save money.
Johnson told reporters on a trip to South America that “the taxpayers won’t want us to have some luxurious new plane” but one was probably needed if it wasn’t “exorbitantly expensive.”
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Johnson has taken commercial flights on his five-day trip, which ends Wednesday in Chile.