PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak has been criticised for travelling by helicopter to Southampton and back to London.
The PM visited a pharmacy on the south coast to promote new dispensing roles for chemists. Politicians from the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties said he should be using public transport, especially on such a short journey. A spokesman for the PM argued that he has to travel between places quickly, as he needs to make the best use of his time.
Norman Baker from the Campaign for Better Transport complained: “There is absolutely no justification for this flight when a perfectly good train connection exists between London and Southampton. This habit of burning both public money and carbon with needless, highly-polluting private jet and helicopter flights needs to stop.”
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