Rishi Sunak fires controversial Interior minister Suella Braverman

In a significant shake-up of his top team, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has removed controversial interior minister Suella Braverman from her position.

LONDON, November 13, 2023 – In a significant shake-up of his top team, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has removed controversial interior minister Suella Braverman from her position.

This move comes as Sunak aims to reset his government ahead of an anticipated general election next year.

Braverman, known for her outspoken right-wing views, faced mounting pressure for her handling of pro-Palestinian demonstrations and counter-protests in the UK.

Critics accused her of exacerbating tensions during the contentious events.

The prime minister appointed James Cleverly, the former foreign secretary, to replace Braverman.

The decision is part of a broader reshuffle in Sunak’s cabinet, the first since he assumed office in October of the previous year.

After her dismissal, Braverman stated, “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary,” and indicated she would provide more details in due course.

The Conservative Party confirmed the ongoing major reshuffle, emphasizing Suna-k’s commitment to strengthening his government for long-term decision-making.

The changes are expected to reward loyalists and emerging younger Members of Parliament.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak posing for a selfie with a TotalEnergy worker on 28th September 2023.
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak posing for a selfie with a TotalEnergy worker on 28th September 2023 [Picture: RishiSunak/ Twitter]

Braverman had been a polarizing figure, often taking a hardline stance on immigration and engaging in cultural issues perceived as divisive.

Her position became increasingly untenable after she wrote a controversial article without Sunak’s approval, accusing the police of bias in their handling of protests.

In the article published in The Times, Braverman alleged that officers “play favorites” during protests and claimed bias in dealing with “pro-Palestinian mobs.”

The piece was criticized for contributing to heightened tensions ahead of recent protests.

The controversial remarks were seen as an attempt by Braverman to position herself as a future leader of the Conservative Party.

Downing Street initiated an investigation into how the article was published without proper consent.

Braverman’s removal marks a notable development in Sunak’s efforts to reshape his government and address challenges as the Conservative Party faces a tough battle in the upcoming general election.

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