Clunk click: Rishi buckles up on the greasy ethics pole
Professionalism. Integrity. Accountability. Remember them? The three pillars on which Rishi Sunak promised to build his government. On the off chance he could differentiate his administration from those of his predecessors. Some hope. That holy trinity has long since checked out.
Now its just got a whole lot worse. Starting with Sunak himself. Rish! the Recidivist. Having picked up one fixed-penalty notice for a lockdown birthday party with Boris Johnson, hes gone on to pick up another for driving without a seatbelt. Hardly the biggest crime, certainly. But certainly one of the dimmest. After all, he was only caught because he happened to film himself breaking the law. Call that professional? Hes never going to make a career criminal. Not sure that not knowing or ignoring the law counts as integrity. Which leaves us with accountability. And I guess that pleading guilty and paying the 100 fine does just about qualify. Though whether we want a serial offender as prime minister is another matter.
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