Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World

Brazil president fumes at UK petrol prices during visit for Queen’s funeral

Brazil’s president made it a point to stop at a station to post a video on the fuel cost during his visit to the UK to attend the Queen’s funeral.

Jair Bolsonaro stood at a Shell forecourt in London’s Bayswater Road, and pointed out the price of unleaded indicated on the electronic sign.

He claimed that fuel in Brazil was among the most affordable in the world, at 161.9p per Liter.

Image Jair Bosonaro stops by London to record a video on petrol prices

The video was uploaded the night before Queen’s funeral. It was criticized by some social media users who claimed it was not a fair comparison because Brazil‘s minimal wage is many times higher than the UK’s.

Advertisement

In Britain, prices have fallen from their highs of almost PS2 per Liter in the last months.

Brazil’s controversial president trumpeted a drop in fuel prices to try and avoid being removed from office at the next month’s presidential elections.

According to an IPEC poll, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, former leader, is leading with 47% against his 31% according to Monday’s poll.

More information on Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro was also accused in London of using his trip to be photographed among world leaders as a platform to promote his image and to help his lagging campaign.

Speaking to supporters on Sunday from the balcony at the Brazilian Embassy, he briefly spoke about the Queen’s legacy and then turned to the election.

Image President and wife were present at the Queen’s Funeral

He stated to the crowd, “We are a country that doesn’t want drug liberalisation. We don’t want to talk or legalize abortion. And we don’t accept gender ideology.”

This far-right leader is often described as Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump. He has been controversial for his handling of the pandemic and policies on the Amazon rainforest.

Comments

Latest Tweets

London Globe

Main bidder for Siemens Leasing discusses his business in detail. zpr.io/4BgtEUTn63up zpr.io/4BgtEUTn63up #news #

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Business

The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...