Travelling in distinction

Her Majesty’s representatives liked to travel in style, as newly released National Archive documents show: they include a note from British officials departing Palestine in 1948 about their Rolls Royces and Daimlers.

A contrast with modern thrift: when Communities Minister Don Foster went to Warsaw last week to lay a wreath at the Ghetto Uprising memorial, he flew by Ryanair.

    Last updated: 11:45am, April 27 2013