Sunday, 29 June 2008

New Mayoral Limousine

I've found the very car for the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Belfast: the Daimler Super Eight. The last time the First Citizen was chauffeured about in an automobile with status, presence and dignity, thirty years ago, that car was none other than a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, its colour a dark blue.

Apparently there has been some debate from within the ranks of our City Fathers about this very matter.

So it is suggested, with the tongue stuck somewhat in one's noble cheek, that the next mayoral limousine be a Daimler Super Eight in dark blue with the Belfast shield of arms mounted on the roof above the windscreen and a banner fluttering from a front wing of the car. The cherished registration number to remain as 1 WZ.

On the other hand, perhaps, nowadays, the preferred mode of transport more in keeping with the Office might be a ministerial Skoda or a diminutive G-Wiz...

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