Rishi Sunak Spent 500,000 Euro On Private Jets For Foreign Trips: Report
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spent more than 500,000 euros in taxpayers’ money to buy a private jet in just over a week last year, according to The Guardian.
The newspaper said the British government spent nearly 108,000 euros on the private jet trip for Rishi Sunak to attend the COP27 summit in Egypt, flying on November 6 and returning the next day.
A week later, he embarked on a round trip to the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, at a cost of more than €340,000.
Mr. Sunak’s trip to Latvia and Estonia in December incurred travel expenses of €62,498, with personal expenses of €2,500, The Guardian reported.
The Liberal Democrats consider these expenses an “incredible waste of taxpayers’ money” during the cost of living crisis.
“This is a shocking waste of taxpayers’ money at a time when everyone is struggling to pay their bills. Yet again, this Conservative government is completely out of order. lost contact,” the tweet read.
This is a shocking waste of taxpayer money at a time when most people are struggling to pay bills or put food on the table.
However, once again this Conservative government completely lost touch. pic.twitter.com/3BvtyLdhj8
– Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) March 31, 2023
Downing Street said Mr Sunak’s trip was to host “important meetings with world leaders”.
“The Prime Minister’s role includes holding important meetings with world leaders during bilateral visits and summits to discuss important international issues – including security, defense and commerce,” a government spokesman said.
The UK’s Opposition parties are also putting pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak over a recent Budget policy that is said to benefit his wife, Akshata Murty, through her business interests in the UK. a child care company.
Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, is listed as a shareholder of Koru Kids Ltd. The company will likely benefit from a new pilot program announced in the Spring Budget earlier this month to encourage people to become babysitters.
While 10 Downing Street has claimed that Prime Minister Sunak has followed UK law on the matter, the Opposition has called for further explanation.