Suella Braverman ‘shot herself in the foot’ for speeding | British News
A highway attorney says Home Secretary Suella Braverman “shot herself in the foot” and claims she asked officers to help her avoid points on her driver’s license for speeding.
Nick Freeman is also known as “Mr. Loophole” known for winning prominent cases over legal formalities.
He argues that Ms Braverman did nothing wrong when she asked officials to try and organize an individual driving course, adding that providers prefer high-profile individuals to take private courses.
Downing Street confirmed tonight that Rishi Sunak will discuss the ministerial interests surrounding these allegations with his adviser upon his return from Japan.
The PM’s ethics czar, Sir Laurie Magnus, can only open an inquiry into possible breaches of the ministerial code if Mr Sunak asks him to.
Speaking on Sky News, Mr Freeman said: “Many of the course providers actually prefer to have one-to-one calls as it proves less distracting. So from that perspective, she did absolutely nothing wrong.”
Mr Freeman told the PA news agency that Ms Braverman should have asked a solicitor to try and organize a private class and “quit straight away” and accepted responsibility.
He explained, “I think she would have received political praise for that and she missed a golden opportunity because we just don’t see politicians behaving like that.”
“That would have gotten a lot of plus points I think, it’s a missed opportunity, she shot herself in the leg by acting like that.”
“If she were hiring a lawyer to do this, nobody would be the wiser, she would have taken the course, the course provider would not give out her information and neither would the lawyer.”
“She is the author of her own misfortune; One for speeding, two for speaking to officials about arranging the course, three for a lack of lawyers to take care of the matter and four for the fact that she didn’t come out right away and put her hands up.”
He also added, “If you don’t ask, you get nothing,” and said there was “nothing unreasonable” about requesting a one-to-one course.
Mr Freeman said: “I think there’s a lot of political involvement from people who are suggesting she did something in secret, but she hasn’t.”
“Whether or not she should have used officials to assist her is a matter that politicians will deal with, not me.”
“In my view, committing speeding or any other crime is a private matter and should be dealt with privately and not employ tax-funded staff to help you with this private issue.”
“So that’s the potential for political fallout for them.”
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