23:40 GMT28 November 2020
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    Reports of an RAF Voyager transport plane getting a makeover, which will turn see it sport a combination of red, white and blue, have stirred emotions of the British public.

    Boris Johnson’s team believe a new look will allow the plane to better represent the PM at the world stage "with national branding while also retaining its military air-to-air refueling capability." 

    Repainting the aircraft will cost around £900,000, which "incorporates the cost of design to promote the UK around the world without compromising the plane’s vital military role".

    It is unclear how moving away from the grey camouflage colour of the RAF Voyager to a brighter palette won’t comprise the plane’s military role.

    Twitter filled with questions about the sensibility of the decision, given the uneasy times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a myriad of other issues requiring government’s financial attention.

    Johnson has been previously reported to ask why his plane was grey. "Boris doesn't like it being grey. He is getting it painted up," a source reportedly said.  

    The aircraft, used by Johnson’s predecessors David Cameron and Theresa May to travel to summits and conferences, is said to be Cambridge for pre-planned works.

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