British PM Sunak will not investigate Braverman over speeding fine row

He also said that Braverman did not breach ministerial rules


British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said that Home Secretary Suella Braverman did not breach ministerial rules over her handling of a speeding offence. Sunak added that she won't face an investigation over the row. 

Braverman came under the scanner after it was revealed that she asked the help of government officials to help arrange a private driving awareness course so that her speeding violation doesn't come out to the public. 

"Last summer, I was speeding. I regret that. I paid the fine and I took the penalty. And at no point did I attempt to evade sanction," Braverman told parliament on Monday, Reuters reported.

"My decision is that these matters do not amount to a breach of the Ministerial Code," Sunak told Braverman in a letter on Wednesday. "As you have recognised, a better course of action could have been taken to avoid giving rise to the perception of impropriety," he wrote.

Leaders from the opposition had called on Sunak to investigate whether Braverman breached the ministerial code over her handling of the incident. 

"In hindsight, or if faced with a similar situation again, I would have chosen a different course of action. I sought to explore whether bespoke arrangements were possible, given my personal circumstances as a security-protected minister," Braverman wrote to Sunak. 

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