For taking a domestic flight in an RAF plane for the third time in ten days, Rishi Sunak has drawn criticism.
The first of what is expected to be a number of events where the prime minister will receive questions from the people was held on Thursday, and the prime minister travelled on a 14-seat plane to an occasion in Lancashire.
However, the controversy surrounding his mode of transportation, which revealed he chose a 40-minute fly for a trip that would have lasted three hours by rail, obscured the actual event. After recent flights to Leeds and Scotland, this is the third time the prime minister has flown domestically aboard an RAF plane.
According to a Labour official, Rishi Sunak is no longer making an effort to conceal his extravagant spending habits. It is ludicrous to travel across the nation on taxpayer money like an A-list celebrity rather than taking the train like the rest of us.
The prime minister will employ various forms of transportation in order to make the greatest utilisation of his time and travel throughout the entire United Kingdom, according to a Downing Street official.
They continued, That’s not the thing that clearly determines this, and you’ll know we are spending significant sums into our railways, when asked if train reliability was a factor in choosing not to use the railways.
Sunak flew a Dassault 900LX, a French firm, during his flight. It was purchased, based on the RAF website, to move high-priority military personnel and small amounts of cargo to and from operating locations.
Due of Sunak’s recent travels, allegations have been made that he is depleting the environment and wasting government dollars.
According to the aircraft procurement consultants Conklin and de Decker, hiring a Dassault jet would cost more than £2,500 per hour on the commercial market. If purchased in advance, a standard-class rail ticket would have cost roughly £100.
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