Sunak leaving D-Day an ‘embarrassing dereliction of duty’, Labour says

Rishi Sunak leaving D-Day 80th anniversary commemorations early on Thursday was an "embarrassing dereliction of duty," Labour's shadow housing minister has said.

The prime minister apologised after skipping the major international ceremony remembering the 1944 landings in order to carry out a general election TV interview, prompting intense criticism.

Mr Sunak described his decision as a "mistake."

Speaking to Sky News, Matthew Pennycook called Mr Sunak's decision to leave France "embarrassing."

"I'm glad he's apologised, because it was absolutely a mistake," he added.