RISHI SUNAK SACKS SUELLA BRAVERMAN AS HOME SECRETARY Prime Minister Begins Reshuffle
Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary.
Last week she wrote a newspaper article that criticised the Metropolitan Police’s handling of a controversial pro-Palestinian march for Armistice Day.
The prime minister came under pressure to act after Ms Braverman was accused of undermining the operational independence of – and public confidence in – the police.
Critics – from both opposition parties and fellow Tory MPs – called Ms Braverman’s comments “offensive” and “inflammatory”.
In a piece for The Times, Ms Braverman accused the police of “playing favourites” with how it handles controversial protests by showing a more lenient attitude to left-wing protesters than their right-wing counterparts.
She ramped up her attacks on those attending pro-Palestinian demonstrations – likening them to Protestant marches in Northern Ireland – comments that were labelled “wholly offensive” and “ignorant” by one former Tory cabinet minister.
It is believed that Foreign Minister James Cleverly will replace Suella Braverman as the country’s interior minister.