This is what Suella Braverman had to say after Sunak sacked her
The 43-year-old Braverman, who stole the headlines for wrong reasons on more than one occasion with her hardline takes on issues such as immigration, was replaced by James Cleverly, the former foreign secretary.
Suella Braverman (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
AFTER finding herself losing the support of prime minister Rishi Sunak and being made to vacate the office of the home secretary for the second time in just over a year, Suella Braverman warned that she has “more to say” about her sacking. The Indian-origin politician said this after the Conservative right came to her defence.
The 43-year-old Braverman, who stole the headlines for wrong reasons on more than one occasion with her hardline takes on issues such as immigration, was replaced by James Cleverly, the former foreign secretary who in turn was succeeded by former prime minister David Cameron.
A source at 10 Downing said Sunak, also a leader of Indian origin, asked Braverman to exit the government and she accepted, The Times UK reported.
While heading to the back benches, she remarked that it has been the greatest privilege of her life to serve in the capacity of the home secretary and she would have more to say in due course, the report added.
Braverman was made the home secretary for the first time in September last year under Liz Truss, the UK’s shortest-serving prime minister. She resigned on October 19 after a fall-out with Truss but was reappointed by Sunak, the new prime minister, six days later.
Sunak came under criticism from the Conservative camp for taking the call.
Andrea Jenkyns, the Tory MP for Morley and Outwood, tweeted: “I support @SuellaBraverman. Sacked for speaking the truth. Bad call by Rishi caving in to the left!”
Another ally of the sacked home secretary said the move looked “pretty desperate”. The person added that making Cameron the foreign secretary might steal the headlines temporarily but the right-wing section of the party would be upset.
One source close to Braverman said the development was expected. Another of her allies said the PM’s decision came as a relief for her and she would wait for the right time to speak out.
The sacking came after Braverman slammed the police in an article for The Times, accusing them of favouring the protesters over the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Middle East.
A few days ago, she had sparked a row over reported plans to prevent charities from providing tents to rough sleepers and claiming homelessness was a “lifestyle choice”.