A story of standards. When Boris Johnson boarded his BA flight to Davos on Thursday for the economic summit, who should greet him but Lord Mandelson of Hartlepool and Foy.
The Business Secretary was sitting in first class, sipping champagne and eating cake.
Boris, ever conscious of the public purse, was booked into economy and trudged past the Lord towards his seat in economy where he found the only snack available was a cereal bar.
Other passengers were heard to mutter that it was rather apt and topical. It showed the wider, philosophical difference between the two parties on the economy: labour profligacy and tory thrift.
Good for Boris showing his true character. It's not the first time he's travelled economy. Meanwhile Lord Mandelson was also showing his true character by enjoying the luxury few of us can afford at our expense.
Editor's comment: I have been advised there is no first class service on BA European flights only business/club class and economy. Business/club class can be three times the price of economy depending upon flight dates.