Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 09:55 IST
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday apologised for a “brief error of judgment” in eradicating his seat belt to movie a social media video whereas driving to a vacation spot in north-west England.
Sunak’s Downing Street spokesperson stated he had solely briefly eliminated his seat belt and admits he made a mistake.
In the UK, passengers caught failing to put on a seatbelt whereas in a automobile, except coated by a sound medical exemption, might be given an on-the-spot positive of 100 kilos, growing to 500 kilos if the case goes to courtroom.
“That was a quick error of judgement. The PM eliminated his seat belt to movie a small clip. He totally accepts this was a mistake and apologises about it,” Sunak’s spokesperson said.
“The Prime Minister believes everyone should wear a seat belt,” the spokesperson added.
Sunak filmed a video to promote his authorities’s new Levelling Up Fund bulletins to fund over 100 initiatives across the nation. Police motorbikes might be seen escorting his automobile as he addressed the digital camera.
The Opposition Labour Party stated the most recent incident added to “countless painful viewing” after a previous video appeared to show Sunak struggling to make a contactless payment with his card.
“Rishi Sunak doesn’t know how to manage a seat belt, his debit card, a train service, the economy, this country. This list is growing every day, and it’s making for endless painful viewing,” a Labour spokesperson stated.
It got here on the finish of a day throughout which he additionally got here beneath Opposition hearth for utilizing a Royal Air Force (RAF) jet to fly to the north of the nation. Downing Street insisted the usage of the plane was to guarantee the perfect use of the Prime Minister’s time.
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