231113-suella Braverman Sacked By Sunak After Met Police Bias Comments
Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary, No 10 sources confirmed, saying prime minister Rishi Sunak asked her to leave the Government.
The Conservative Party said that Rishi Sunak is conducting a ministerial reshuffle as he “strengthens his team in Government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future.”
This comes after a tumultuous weekend for the Tory Party following ugly scenes in Central London where far-right protesters and hooligans clashed with police on Armistice Day in an attempt to 'protect the Cenotaph' from a pro-Palestine march, despite said demonstration going nowhere near the monument.
Many fingers were pointed at the home secretary for labelling the Palestine protest a 'hate march' with the resulting violence being blamed on her.
Predictably, it has already sparked a significant amount of reaction on social media, as people poked fun at the controversy-loving politician. Look away now, Suella.
I have reminded Suella Braverman that being sacked is a lifestyle choice.\n#SuellaBraverman
starting the week off with Suella Braverman sacked by Rishi Sunak
Meanwhile, armed forces minister James Heappey said he does not “know what is going on” as he was told during a live broadcast interview about Suella Braverman being removed as home secretary during a Cabinet reshuffle by Rishi Sunak.
Mr Heappey told ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) he had not received any confirmation of that development and that “you know more of what is going on than I do”.
Asked whether the decision came as a surprise to him, he said: “The Prime Minister makes these decisions and I’ve said I would not have used the words that the Home Secretary used in her opinion piece last week.”
Asked whether he felt Mrs Braverman had done a good job as home secretary, Mr Heappey replied: “The Home Office is an incredibly demanding brief within which there are a number of issues which are very politically contentious and where, frankly, there is no obviously right answer.
“And in that sense it takes a politician who is courageous and has the confidence in their convictions to do the job well and there are lots of things that Suella Braverman as home secretary has done well.
“I’ve made no secret in the course of this interview with my disagreement with some of the words she used in her piece (last) week. Your viewers will be enjoying my discomfort but it is in this case difficult to offer commentary when I just don’t know what is going on.”
Others pointed out that this was the second time she had been sacked as home secretary in just over a year – quite the achievement in the current climate.
Suella Braverman after being sacked by Rishi Sunak
Suella Braverman sacked, what a start to a Monday!
Remember to be kind to Suella Braverman, she hasn\u2019t been this upset since she failed to imprison hundreds of traumatized asylum seekers on a prison barge filled with disease