Local Liberal Democrats are appalled at the news that the Prime Minister is considering the expenditure of nearly £1m on a new paint job for the prime ministerial RAF aircraft.
Cllr Geoff Webber, leader of the Lib Dem group on North Yorkshire Council, commented:
"Having served for over thirty years in the RAF I can imagine that most servicemen and women will see this as a slap in the face when so many cuts have been made to defence budgets.
"Neither will it go down well with local councils who face huge deficits in their budgets following the coronavirus pandemic. This attempt to produce the UK equivalent to Air Force One is nothing more than a Boris ego trip."