£800,000 was spent on painting a second prime ministerial plane with union jack livery, a TaxPayers' Alliance investigation revealed. It means that a total of £1.7 million has been spent painting two planes.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, which published the findings, our media campaign manager Conor Holohan said:
“Taxpayers will be livid at the sky high cost of this paint job.
“To add insult to injury, government has decided to upgrade to an even glitzier jet.
“Ministers should rein in their love of luxury.”