UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman in trouble over speeding scandal
The Prime Minister will consult an ethics counselor after Suella Braverman was accused of seeking preferential treatment to deal with her speeding.
UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman is in even more political trouble after she was suspected of trying to get preferential treatment over a speeding ticket.
According to the Sunday Times, which published the story, after she was fined for speeding, the minister asked advisers to arrange for her to attend a private speed awareness course in order to Avoid taking the course with other motorists.
The case caught up with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the G7 summit in Japan. Asked by reporters, he said he “doesn’t know all the details of what happened.
“I understand that she expressed her regret for the speeding, accepted the fine and paid the fine,” he said. His spokesman said the minister “of course” had the prime minister’s confidence.
A spokesman for the minister said in a statement to AFP on Sunday: “Ms Braverman acknowledges that she speeded last summer and regrets it. She chose to lose three points on her license and has paid the fine last year.”
Rishi Sunak will consult with his ethics counselor upon his return from Japan to determine if any rules have been broken.
Opposition parties have called for an investigation. Labor claims the minister broke the rules of the ministerial code, which could lead to her leaving the government.
Speaking to the BBC, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said it appeared ‘inappropriate action had taken place’ by the Home Secretary who ‘must be addressed’. ‘thorough investigation’.
“The usual consequence of breaking the ministerial code is that you will leave,” he added.
The Home Office declined to comment when contacted by Euronews on Monday.
Suella Braverman’s appointment had previously been criticized by some because she had to resign from the previous government for improperly sending an official document from a personal email address.