Rishi Sunak faces an awkward Cabinet meeting on Tuesday as he mulls whether to order an investigation into Suella Braverman’s handling of a speeding offence, a scandal that threatens to deepen rifts in the Tory party.
The Prime Minister is reportedly looking at emails in which officials raised concerns about the cabinet minister’s request for help last autumn to arrange a private speed awareness course for her.
The Home Secretary has been accused of breaching the Ministerial Code by asking taxpayer-funded civil servants to assist with a private matter. Ms Braverman insisted she had done “nothing untoward”. She admitted speeding, paid a fine and took penalty points on her licence.
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