Suella Braverman is accused of asking government employees to help her escape receiving points for speeding, but Rishi Sunak has chosen not to support her.
When questioned by reporters if he had complete trust in the Home Secretary, the prime leader said he didn’t know the “full details” of what had happened and hadn’t spoken to her.
Mr. Sunak, who is in Hiroshima for the G7 summit, declined to say if he would look into Ms. Braverman, as asked by the opposition parties Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
“I don’t know the full details of what has happened nor have I spoken to the Home Secretary,” Mr Sunak said.
“I think you can see first hand what I have been doing over the last day or so but I understand that she’s expressed regret for speeding, accepted the penalty and paid the fine.”
When questioned about whether he would ask his ethics advisor Sir Laurie Magnus to look into the Home Secretary, Mr. Sunak responded, “Did you have any questions about the summit?” He gave the impression of being agitated.
According to the Sunday Times, Ms. Braverman requested that authorities arrange for her to take a private driving safety course.
She could have avoided receiving both points and the alternative of taking a class in front of other drivers if she had done this.
The proposal was rejected by civil officials, so the Home Secretary allegedly went to a political advisor for help.
Ms. Braverman, who is the Home Secretary and in charge of law enforcement, was the highest senior government lawyer at the time and was captured speeding outside of London while she was attorney general.
Ms. Braverman appears to have “tried to abuse her position to get around the normal penalties,” according to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, who called her conduct “one rule for her and another for everyone else.”