‘Low profile' Boris Johnson and Carrie save taxpayers tens of thousands flying economy

The Prime Minister flew economy class to St Lucia with his young girlfriend costing £1,300, with the traditional RAF fight costing £100,000, the Mail Online reports. Other passengers said Mr Johnson, who will no doubt be celebrating his election victory having won a majority of 80 after crushing Labour, had little security on the long-haul British Airways flight from London on Thursday morning. A sweet picture shared on social media showed Ms Symonds snuggling into Mr Johnson while she had a blanket wrapped around her.

The couple famously keep public displays of affection to a minimum.

The pair were even pictured sat towards the back of the plane in economy class, where more turbulence can take place compared to seats located at the front of the aircraft.

Mr Johnson’s St Lucian counterpart Allen Chastanet welcomed the Prime Minister and Ms Symonds after their flight.

Mr Chastanet said: “Today we welcomed British PM Boris Johnson to Saint Lucia for a short layover.

“I thanked the PM for his country’s continued support to our country and the region and of course took the opportunity to once again offer my heartiest congratulations on his hard-won and well-deserved victory in the recent election.

“We look forward to working more closely together on our countries’ shared mutual interests.”

A picture also surfaced of the Prime Minister gathered around ecstatic BA cabin crew.

Mr Johnson wore a dark suit jacket, white shirt and navy trousers when he met Mr Chastanet.

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Negotiations cannot begin until Britain leaves at the end of January.

Mrs von der Leyen told Les Echos: “I am very worried given the little time we have.

“It’s not only about negotiating a free trade deal but many other subjects.

“It seems to me that on both sides we must ask ourselves seriously if all these negotiations are feasible in such a short time.”

She added: “I believe that it would be reasonable to review things in the middle of the year, if necessary to see if an extension is needed.”

She suggested the UK could ask for a one or two year extension but must do so by July 1.

But given Britain has already had three extensions after the original March 29 date was scrapped, and then April 12 and finally, Halloween this year, it is expected to only infuriate Brexiteers should Brussels attempt to delay Brexit again.


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