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Rishi Sunak’s seatbelt blunder was an “inadvertent mistake”

Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister & Justice Secretary, Sky News

Facts

Deputy prime minister told Sky News that Rishi Sunak’s failure to wear a seatbelt was “an inadvertent mistake”. Anyone viewing the film can see that the Prime Minister had deliberately taken off his seat belt so that he could speak to the camera. Either that – or he systematically disregarded the law and never wore a seatbelt.

Verdict

Rishi Sunak’s failure to wear a seatbelt was a small thing. But Raab’s claim that this was “inadvertent” was obviously untrue. Why endless evasions, falsehoods and misrepresentations?

We emailed Dominic Raab’s office offering him the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply.

Published 28 Jun 2024
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