Ousted Braverman hits back at Sunak with blistering letter: ‘Your plan is not working’
She said while she might not have always found the right words to express her thoughts, she nevertheless did not budge from her commitment to give voice to the quiet majority that backed them.
Former UK home secretary Suella Braverman (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
SACKED British home secretary Suella Braverman on Tuesday (14) came up with a scathing resignation letter a day after she was sacked by prime minister Rishi Sunak. The 43-year-old politician of Indian origin, who lost the top post twice in little over a year, wrote while expressing pride at her record in the office, “Despite you having been rejected by a majority of party members during the summer leadership contest and thus having no personal mandate to be prime minister, I agreed to support you because of the firm assurances you gave me on key policy priorities.”
The priorities included among others, reducing illegal migration, steps to prevent small boats from crossing the channel, delivering the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Retained EU law legislation as they were a year ago.
Braverman, who was appointed as the home secretary by Sunak six days after he took office in October last year after her first stint under former prime minister Liz Truss ended unceremoniously, alleged that the incumbent PM “repeatedly failed to deliver on every single” of them. She also accused him of betraying their agreement and his promise made to the nation that he would do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop the boats.
“Someone needs to be honest: your plan is not working, we have endured record election defeats, your resets have failed and we are running out of time,” she wrote in her strongly worded letter.
The Conservative leader acknowledged that while she might not have always found the right words to express her thoughts, she nevertheless did not budge from her commitment to give voice to the quiet majority that supported them in 2019.
“I will, of course, continue to support the government in pursuit of policies which align with an authentic conservative agenda,” Braverman, who has found support from many in the Conservative camp, added.
The hardline leader was fired early on Monday (13), after she made inflammatory remarks about the policing of pro-Palestinian protests in the capital over the weekend. She often stole the headlines with her divisive remarks, which had long caused fractures in the government.
Sunak earlier said in a weekly meeting with a pledge to “drive change”, a day after bringing back former prime minister David Cameron into the front-line British politics by making him the new foreign secretary. Cameron succeeded James Cleverly who replaced Braverman as the new home secretary.
“Our purpose is nothing less than to make the long-term decisions that are going to change our country for the better. I know that this strong and united team is going to deliver that change for everybody,” the PM said in his opening remarks to the new cabinet.