British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined by Lancashire Police on Friday for not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car, during a trip across the north of England. He was filming a social media video. The Prime Minister traveled from Accrington to Morecambe and on to Hartlepool promoting the government’s “levelling up” agenda, also a way to connect with voters.. “The easiest thing in the world would be for me to promise you the earth, but I wouldn’t be being straight with you,” he told the crowd in Morecambe. He received a fixed penalty notice from police. “The Prime Minister fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised. He will of course comply with the fixed penalty,” a spokesman from Sunak’s Downing Street office said in a statement.
In Britain a person can be fined up to 500 pounds ($620) if they fail to wear a seatbelt, unless there is an exemption. It is the second time Mr Sunak has received a fixed penalty notice while in government. The fact was politically considered. As an example, Deputy Lib Dem leader Daisy Cooper said: “From partygate to seatbelt gate, these Conservative politicians are just taking the British people for fools.” Some appreciated that the fact was a prove of dissregarding rules and principles.