SUELLA BRAVERMAN ACCUSED THE METROPOLITAN POLICE OF HAVING “DOUBLE STANDARDS” – Met police is seen being more lenient to left-wing protests
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has distanced himself from Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s criticism of the Metropolitan Police. Speaking this morning, Mr Hunt said: “The words that she used are not words that I myself would have used.” In her article in Ms Braverman likened pro-Palestinian demonstrations to marches seen in Northern Ireland, and accused the Met of holding “double standards” and being more lenient to left-wing protests. Downing Street claimed it had full confidence in the home secretary – although she has come under considerable criticism from within her party since.
Mr Hunt said he had always given money to the home secretary to fund the police, and said the prime minister still had confidence in her. They added that Downing Street might be waiting until the judgement on the legality of the Rwanda scheme which is set to be handed down on Wednesday next week.Some parts of the Conservative Party are being very vocal in their support of Ms Braverman, including Conservative deputy chairman Lee Anderson.
He appeared to join in her criticism of the Met, posting on social media that the home secretary had not “taken the knee on Whitehall while BLM riot”.