During the 2017 General Election campaign, Sir Richard Branson had become increasingly concerned about the Labour Party proposals to re-nationalise the railways. Nor was it at all clear what impact HS2 would have on his railway franchise. Another big concern affecting his businesses was the continued uncertainty about the future of Heathrow Airport. All of this meant that the share value of his businesses had a difficult outlook.
Now that Sir Richard was getting on a bit, he decided to throw his lot in with the Last Laugh Looney Party and in exchange for managing the newly acquired LLLP Cunard Liners, he agreed to transfer his Nekka Island haven to the Last Laugh Looney Island Republic. All on condition that he could keep his planes and trains to play with.
Sir Richard agreed to become the LLLP Publicity Minister and Daft Stunts Champion. A trip to the moon on Sir Richard’s new plane will be first prize in the LLLP Remarkable Older People Awards.