The Brazilian President is outraged by the UK’s fuel prices in a bizarre video

Jair Bolsonaro filmed the video ahead of an upcoming election he is on course to lose (Image: Sky News)

Jair Bolsonaro filmed the video ahead of an upcoming election he is on course to lose (Image: Sky News)

The Brazilian President expressed his shock at petrol prices in the UK during an improbable video filmed from a London Shell petrol station.

Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro was visiting the capital for the Queen’s funeral as he filmed the clip and was furious at the cost of fuel.

He boasted that Brazil, on the other hand, has some of the cheapest prices in the world.

It is believed to have been filmed in Shell’s forecourt on Bayswater Road in central London – where prices are significantly higher than in supermarkets or elsewhere in the country.

Pointing to the cost of £1.61 per liter, Bolsonaro said: “That’s double the average for many Brazilian states.

“Our gasoline is actually one of the cheapest in the world.”

There was outrage in the UK over fuel costs, particularly when they rose above £2 a liter and energy companies made huge profits.

In Brazil, the current average price is around £0.85 per liter in recent months, according to data from Global petrol prices website.

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However, social media users pointed out that Bolsonaro’s comparison was flawed as wages in Brazil are significantly lower.

The video was posted on the eve of the funeral, Sky News reported.

Bolsonaro is accused of using the trip to polish his image ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

It comes as the far-right leader, who is often compared to Donald Trump, is trailing his rival Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva in the polls ahead of the vote in less than two weeks.

Environmentalists, who have heavily criticized Bolsonaro for deforesting the Amazon rainforest, have billed the election as a potentially pivotal moment in the fight against climate change.

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