Amazed Brazilian President Bolsonaro films himself at a British petrol station as he shares his shock at fuel prices during his visit for Queen’s funeral
- Bolsonaro stopped at a petrol station in London and shared his shock
- The Brazilian president pointed to the electronic panel displaying the price of fuel
- Some criticized Bolsonaro’s comparison and said it wasn’t fair
- The video was uploaded the day before the Queen’s funeral
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Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro used his trip to the UK for the Queen’s funeral to share his shock at Britain’s petrol prices.
The Brazilian president stopped at a gas station in London and posted a video about the cost of fuel.
Standing at a Shell petrol station in London’s Bayswater Road, Brazil’s controversial president pointed to the electronic sign showing the price of petrol.
Standing at a Shell petrol station in London’s Bayswater Road, Brazil’s controversial president pointed to the electronic sign showing the price of fuel
“I’m here in London, England, and the price of petrol is £1.61, or about R$9.70 a litre,” he said.
Jair Bolsonaro used his trip to the UK for the Queen’s funeral to share his shock at UK petrol prices
In a video filmed with a mobile phone, Bolsonaro said the cost of 161.9 pence per liter was “virtually double the average for many Brazilian states” and also claimed that fuel in Brazil was among the cheapest in the world. world.
‘I’m here in London, England, and the price of petrol is £1.61 that’s about R$9.70 a liter,” he said.
“Our gasoline is actually among the cheapest in the world,” he said.
The video was uploaded the day before the Queen’s funeral.
Some on social media criticized Bolsonaro’s claim and said it was not a fair comparison because the minimum wage in Brazil is several times lower than in the UK.
Prices in Britain have fallen in recent months from highs of nearly £2 a litre.
Brazil’s president has trumpeted lower fuel prices as he seeks re-election next month.
The latest IPEC poll shows former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leading with 47% to his 31%.
Bolsonaro has also been accused of using his trip to London to be photographed among world leaders in a bid to boost his image and use it as a platform for his campaign.
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Some on social media criticized Bolsonaro’s claim and said it was not a fair comparison, as the minimum wage in Brazil is several times lower than in the UK.
The far-right president and former army captain, enthusiastically courted the support of the military and offered him as an arbiter in the election, raising fears he would seek armed intervention if he lost.
However, experts say that even if Bolsonaro has some military backing, it is highly unlikely that the institution will be involved in anything resembling a coup.
Bolsonaro, who openly admires Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985, has dragged the military into politics on an unprecedented scale, appointing more than 6,000 active and retired servicemen to positions in his administration, so far. to Vice President Hamilton Mourao, Army Reserve General.
This mix of military and politics was on full display earlier this month as Brazil celebrated the 200th anniversary of its independence from Portugal with the 67-year-old commander-in-chief presiding over a combination of military parades and campaign rallies by his supporters. .
He spent a few seconds on the Queen’s legacy before turning to an election speech on Sunday as he addressed supporters from the balcony of the Brazilian Embassy in London. ,
He told the crowd, “We’re a country that doesn’t want drug liberalization, doesn’t want to talk about legalizing abortion, and doesn’t accept ‘gender ideology’.”
Bolsonaro is no stranger to controversy.