Rishi Sunak mocked after struggling to pay for petrol in embarrassing video
An embarrassing clip of Rishi Sunak struggling to purchase petrol is facing ridicule online.
The gaffe happened during a photo opportunity promoting the fuel duty tax cut announced in the Spring Statement yesterday.
It is now understood that the Chancellor borrowed a Sainsbury employee’s Kia to pose for pictures as he filled up the car’s tank.
In the clip that aired on Sky News on Wednesday night, Mr Sunak attempts to buy petrol along with a can of Coca Cola and a Twix.
A Sainsbury’s employee raises a barcode reader up to the minister.
Instead of holding out one of the purchases to the scanner, the millionaire Chancellor presents his bank card.
One person shared the viral video, adding: “chancellor of the exchequer doesn’t know how to use contactless my head’s gone.”
The minister was thoroughly mocked on social media for the blunder.
Users expressed shock that he appeared unsure of how to purchase something in a shop.
One person said: “I watched it about 12 times on loop just in case it looked bad, but actually wasn’t. But it really was that bad. He tried to scan his card on the bar code reader. He doesn’t grasp the sequence required to purchase an item. He’s *never been in a shop*.”
Another wrote: “Contactless card payments were introduced around 2007 in the UK, bearing in mind we’re in 2022, these payments are pretty much well established common forms of payment. This clip is very telling of how long it must have been since he had to pay for something himself in person…”
One person remarked that this moment set a new low.
They wrote: “Years ago politicians were taken to task for not knowing the price of a pint of milk. This one will be let off the hook for revealing he’s never been in a shop.”
“Jesus wept,” another said simply.
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