Boris headed north on Sunday to Manchester and posted a photo of himself working hard on his Tory conference speech to his Twitpic feed. Unfortunately eagle-eyed readers over at Dave Hill's blog spotted that something was amiss: the Virgin train seemed strangely spacious and oddly comfortable. A commenter familiar with turning left after boarding an aircraft was able to confirm that this was in fact First Class on British Airways. City Hall have yet to confess to the mistake, but did assure the Guardian that Boris had not chartered a 777 for the 50 minute flight to Manchester and even paid for his upgrade to First Class out of his own, soon to be frozen, salary.
Boris in Twitpic Fail
Last Updated 07 October 2009