Keir Starmer has said Rishi Sunak must immediately begin a formal investigation into whether Suella Braverman broke the ministerial code, and that the UK home secretary should leave her job if it finds that she did.
Sunak should ask his adviser on ministerial interests, Sir Laurie Magnus, to launch an immediately inquiry into whether Braverman broke rules by asking Home Office civil servants for special treatment after she was caught breaking the speed limit, the Labour leader said.
“The prime minister needs to launch an investigation into this. I think he’s said he’s going to see his ethics adviser today, to have a meeting with him. What he needs to do – what I would do – is to say to that adviser, you need to investigate this,” Starmer told BBC1’s Breakfast programme.