Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has sacked Home Secretary Suella Braverman after a string of controversial comments and gaffes.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Conservative Party said that Sunak is conducting a ministerial reshuffle as he “strengthens his team in Government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future.”
The Prime Minister came under pressure to act after Braverman was accused of undermining the operational independence of – and public confidence in – the police.
Last week, Braverman wrote a newspaper article that criticised the Metropolitan Police’s handling of a controversial pro-Palestinian march for Armistice Day.
In a piece for The Times, 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. her comments were labelled “offensive” and “inflammatory” by critics from both opposition parties and fellow Tory MPs.
It is the second time Braverman has lost the job of home secretary after she resigned from Liz Truss’s government breaking the ministerial code.