United Kingdom | Rishi finds Sunak in the car without seatbelt

(LONDON) British police will investigate a video of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday showing him in the back of his car without a seat belt, an “error of judgement” he apologized for, Downing Street said.


In this video, made for his social networks, the head of the Conservative government talks passionately about his regional restructuring policy, sitting in the back of a car without wearing a seatbelt, during a trip to Lancashire (North of England).

A local police spokesperson said, “We are aware of the matter.

Failure to wear a seat belt carries a fine of up to £500 (CAN$833).

Rishi Sunak “fully admits it was wrong and apologises,” Downing Street said. “It was an error in judgement,” a spokesman announced, adding that the prime minister took off his belt “to take a video momentarily”, “but he recognizes it was an error”. “The prime minister thinks everyone should wear seat belts,” he added.

Even before the incident, Rishi Sunak had drawn criticism after earlier short flights last week when he made several jet flights for short trips of around 30 and 40 minutes.

“A habit that is costly to the environment and taxpayers”, condemned Labor opposition number two Angela Rayner.

A choice dictated by questions about the efficiency and optimal use of the prime minister’s “time”, defended his spokesperson.

When he was Boris Johnson’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak was fined in the ‘Particate’ scandal for violating anti-Covid-19 rules and attending the Prime Minister’s birthday rally.

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