Suella Braverman “asked officials to help her avoid a speeding ticket” with a private driving course
Suella Braverman ‘asked officials to help her avoid a speeding ticket’: Home Office chief reportedly wanted to take a private driving course instead of losing three points on his license but was told They repeatedly denied.
- Ms Braverman was said to be concerned about the points raising her insurance
Suella Braverman received a speeding ticket and reportedly asked public officials to help her organize a private driving awareness course to avoid points on her license.
After being caught driving over the speed limit last summer, the Home Secretary decided to attend a course rather than receive three points and a fine, but reportedly asked her aides to organize a special one-on-one session.
The 43-year-old, who earns £150,000 a year, chose the course because she was concerned that the points on her license would increase her car insurance premium. sources told The Times.
However, the officials apparently declined the request out of concern that they would be asked to get involved in their personal affairs.
While a close political adviser is said to have tried to persuade the course provider to agree to a private driving course or an online course where his name and face would not be visible, he failed to do so. The Times reported that the Home Secretary was unaware that applications had been made on her behalf.
Ms. Braverman then opted to take all three points on her license.
Suella Braverman received a speeding ticket and then asked public officials to help organize a private driving awareness course to avoid points on her license.
Ms Braverman ultimately opted to take three points on her license after she allegedly failed to arrange a private driving awareness course.
Driving courses are attended by groups of up to 25 motorists who have committed minor offenses and usually run on behalf of the police by private providers.
The times reported that sources close to Ms. Braverman declined to comment on whether she was asking for a private session to avoid being recognized.
After allegedly being asked to host the private session, public officials he asked the Cabinet Office for advice, which told them not to help.
The civil service code states that they must not ‘act in a manner determined by political party considerations’ or use ‘official resources for political party purposes’.
There are questions as to whether Ms Braverman violated ministerial code by asking officials to help her with personal matters.
The ministerial code says that ministers ‘must uphold the political impartiality of the civil service and not ask officials to act in any way that conflicts with the civil service code.’
But the sources say that his actions did not amount to any code violation and that taking the points solved the problem.
A source close to the Home Secretary said The times: ‘Ms. Braverman accepted three points for a speeding violation that occurred last summer. The Cabinet Office was notified of this as requested by Ms. Braverman. She was not and is not disabled to drive.
They were unable to explain Ms. Braverman’s concerns about the change in her insurance premiums.