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UK PM Rishi Sunak makes brief error of judgement, removes his car seat belt, later apologises

On Thursday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak removed his car seat belt to record a video while going somewhere in north-west England.

By wasmulhaq 
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London: On Thursday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak removed his car seat belt to record a video while going somewhere in north-west England. His act was a breach of the traffic rule. He apologised for his error of judgement.

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The spokesperson for Downing Street confirmed that he removed his seat belt for a brief period and later admitted his mistakes.

In the UK, passengers have to be fined 100 pounds, and it may rise to 500 pounds if the case reaches court for not wearing a car  seat belt.

“The Prime Minister thinks everyone should wear a seat belt,” the spokesperson added.

Sunak was recording a video to promote his government’s new “Leveling Up Fund” announcements to fund over 100 projects across the country. His security personnel, on police motorcycles, were escorting his car while he was busy with his camera.

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The Opposition Labour Party said it was a painful incident, and in his early video, it appeared to show Sunak having to struggle to complete a contactless payment with his card.

It means Rishi Sunak does not know how to use a seat belt, operate a debit card, operate a train service, or run the economy of the country. “This list has been growing with every passing day, which is painful,” a Labour spokesperson said. 

All these happenings came at a time when Sunak was on the radar of the opposition for using a Royal Air Force (RAF) jet to fly to the north of the country.

 

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