Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced~, on Wednesday . Sunak made the announcement in an effort to put to rest one of several ethical claims that have been plaguing the Conservative government.
According to Sunak, he discussed the allegations made against Home Secretary Suella Braverman with his standards adviser, and they reached the conclusion that Braverman’s actions did not violate the code of conduct for government ministers. Braverman was given a mild reprimand by Sunak, who stated that “a better course of action could have been taken to avoid giving rise to the perception of impropriety.”
The ticket for speeding that Braverman received the previous year, when she was serving as the Attorney General for the United Kingdom, is at the focus of this case. According to The Sunday Times, Braverman asked civil servants to organize a private speed-awareness training for her instead of the typical group course for drivers who incur minor offenses. This course is typically reserved for drivers who have committed more serious violations. According to the article in the newspaper, civil workers declined to become involved.
In a letter to Sunak, Braverman stated that she had inquired about taking the driving course in a manner that would maintain her “security and privacy” as a senior government minister who is protected by the police. Braverman was referring to the fact that she is now under police protection. “I recognize how some people have construed this as me seeking to avoid sanction — at no point was that the intention or outcome,” Braverman said. “I recognize how some people have construed this as me seeking to avoid sanction.”
She stated that in the end, she decided against attending the class and instead chose to pay the fine, which will result in her receiving demerit points on her license. Braverman insinuates, “I regret that my attempt to find a way to participate in the course in a manner that would have satisfied these (security and privacy) concerns has enabled some to construe a potential conflict of interest,” “I was trying to find a way to participate in the course in a manner that would have satisfied these (security and privacy) concerns.”
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