Suela Braverman sacked as Home Secretary by Rishi Sunak following pro-Palestinian march scandal
Suella Braverman accused Rishi Sunak of “betrayal” in a scathing resignation letter after he was sacked as home secretary as part of a major cabinet reshuffle.
Mrs Braverman’s resignation came after she accused the Metropolitan Police chief of bias in his response to pro-Palestinian protests.
In her resignation letter, posted on “I mean that,” he said in his resignation letter.
she said: “You have clearly and repeatedly failed to implement each of these important policies.
“Your unique style of government means you are incapable of doing it. Or, as I must now conclude, you had no intention of keeping your word. .”
After Mr Braverman was sacked as home secretary, Mr Sunak appointed former prime minister Sir David Cameron as foreign secretary.
Right-wingers claim Mr Braverman’s irate supporters could soon file a no-confidence vote, triggering a vote on his leadership, and Mr Sunak is currently part of a rebellion by the Tory right. is under threat.
Hunt to release Autumn Statement on Growth next week
Prime Minister Jeremy Hunt said he would address labor supply issues and business investment when he releases his Autumn Statement on Growth next week.
The Prime Minister claimed the government was starting to “win the battle” against inflation with new figures due to be released on Wednesday, which he claimed would allow him to “focus on the next steps”.
Mr Hunt told the House of Commons on the fifth day of the King’s Speech debate: “Once we start winning the fight against inflation, we can focus on the next stage, which is growth. So next week we will have a statement on autumn growth.
“We cannot scale up our business without hiring additional staff, so I am working with the excellent Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mel Stride) to provide workforce support to fill around one million vacancies. We will work on the issue.”
He added that this statement builds on the provision of 30 hours of free child care for all eligible children over nine months, announced in the spring budget.
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 16:30
Conservative MP Mr Sunak will come under ‘significant pressure’ to leave ECHR
Conservative MP Martin Vickers, a member of the Conservative right-wing Common Sense Group, said Mr Sunak would come under “significant pressure” to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) if he lost the Rwanda case. .
Mr Vickers said: independent person: “There will be considerable pressure from the party for a complete break. I hope they keep that option open – I have no problem quitting. [the ECHRC].
The backbencher said Ms Braverman’s resignation was “inevitable” but added that she “really hopes” her removal does not mean a change in hardline policy towards Rwanda.
“You can’t row a boat and go backwards. You have to be able to operate a plane.”
adam forestNovember 14, 2023 16:15
Conservative MP says it is ‘very unlikely’ Sunak will stand in election
Rishi Sunak is “very unlikely” to make it to a general election as he faces a right-wing revolt, a Tory MP has claimed.
said an anonymous ally of sacked interior minister Suela Braverman. express: “My colleagues are getting more and more angry. I think yesterday many of us were in a state of shock, but now there’s just anger.”
They said: “My colleagues have nothing to lose by trying to change the leader. If they do nothing, they will lose their seats anyway, so they might as well try and see what happens when a different leader takes over.” I guess.”
He added: “I think it is highly unlikely that the Prime Minister will lead us into the next election.”
Despite this claim, only Andrea Jenkins has publicly revealed that she has submitted a letter of no confidence to Mr Sunak. A vote of no confidence would require 53 letters and a majority of Conservative MPs to vote against Mr Sunak.
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 16:00
Prime Minister David Cameron announces UK sanctions against Hamas leaders on his first day as foreign secretary
Britain has announced sanctions against four Hamas leaders and two of the extremist group’s financiers as one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s first steps as foreign secretary.
Yahya Sinwar, Mohamed Deif, Marwan Issa, Moussa Dudin, Abdelbassit Hamza and Nabil Chouman are subject to travel bans, asset freezes and an arms embargo that prohibits the sale of weapons to individuals. became a target.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Mr. Sinwar, Mr. Deif and Mr. Issa are all senior Hamas leaders, Mr. Dudin is a senior Hamas official based in the West Bank, and Mr. Hamza and Mr. Chouman are both financiers. be.
“We will continue to use every means possible to stop this terrorist organization’s heinous activities, and we will continue to work with the United States and other allies to make it difficult for them to operate and isolate them on the world stage.” said. Lord Cameron said.
“Palestinians are also victims of Hamas. We stand in solidarity with them and will continue to support the humanitarian moratorium so that more lifesaving supplies reach Gaza.”
The ministry said the action was coordinated with the United States and aimed at disrupting the operation even though its leaders were “pulling the strings from outside Gaza.”
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 15:30
Voters support Sunak’s decision to fire Braverman
Rishi Sunak’s move to sack Home Secretary Suela Braverman appears to be overwhelmingly popular.
According to an Ipsos poll, around 70% said it was the right decision, while only 17% said it was the wrong one.
Views on Prime Minister David Cameron’s return were more mixed, with just 35% in favor and 46% opposed.
adam forestNovember 14, 2023 15:14
Right-wing rebels say Mr Sunak ‘sacrificed’ Red Wall seat for the South
Miriam Cates and Danny Kruger, co-chairs of the right-wing New Conservative Party, which was made up of MPs in 2017 and 2019, returned Prime Minister David Cameron and sacked Suella Braverman, then Rishi. attacked Mr Sunak.
“The Conservative Party now appears to be deliberately trying to distance itself from the coalition of voters that brought it to power with a large majority in 2019,” they said.
“Politically speaking, the leadership appears to have decided to abandon the voters who switched to us last time, and has decided to sacrifice the seats they won from Labor in 2019 in the hope of increasing support elsewhere. ” they added.
Both Mr Cates and Mr Kruger want Britain to be removed from the Strasbourg court “regardless of the outcome” of Wednesday’s Rwanda trial.
adam forestNovember 14, 2023 14:47
Labor’s Rachel Reeves urges Israel to ‘show restraint’ in Gaza Strip
Labor leader Rachel Reeves has called for Israel to show more “restraint” in the Gaza Strip as it prepares for an awkward parliamentary vote on a ceasefire.
Sir Keir Starmer continues to come under pressure from Labor MPs, MPs and activists to end his refusal to support a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The Shadow Chancellor, in his strongest statements yet, criticized Israel for not showing enough “restraint” in its bombing of Gaza.
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 14:25
Sunak and Cleverly meet with the Metropolitan Police Chief
Rishi Sunak and new Home Secretary James Cleverley have spoken to Scotland Yard chief Sir Mark Rowley as the government considers ways to restrict some protests and strengthen its powers to crack down on extremist sympathies. I had a meeting with
The prime minister’s official spokesperson said the powers given to police to deal with protests would continue to be considered whether they needed to be strengthened.
“The public should be reminded of some of the shocking crime scenes we witnessed over the weekend, whether by EDL protesters or those believed to be supporting the proscribed terrorist organization Hamas. “We rightly expect that the full force of the law will be used to quell it,” the spokesperson said. He said.
A spokesperson said the Prime Minister would “speak to Sir Mark to reach a common understanding on how to deal with large-scale protests in the future should there be any.”
“It is important that police have the necessary powers to carry out their role and we will continue to consider that.”
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 13:55
SNP slams ‘absurdity’ of Prime Minister David Cameron’s appointment
The SNP condemned the “absurdity” of David Cameron’s appointment as Foreign Secretary when he is not an MP, and called on Scottish Labor MPs to support calls for a ceasefire.
SNP foreign affairs spokesman Brendan O’Hara told the House of Commons: “We have already seen the absurdity of having a foreign minister who cannot come to this chamber and speak in front of elected members during a major international crisis.
“There is only a political solution to this crisis, and one must be found before the entire region is engulfed. That is why a ceasefire is essential.”
Referring to the SNP’s proposed amendment to the King’s Speech calling for a cease-fire, he said: “We hope that Scottish Labor MPs will be with us in the lobby, because without justice there can be no peace.” Ta.
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 13:22
David Cameron takes office, Suella Braverman steps down – ask John Lenthall all you need to know about Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle
As Prime Minister David Cameron makes his dramatic return to the political front, Braverman Independent’s chief political commentator John Rentour will take your questions from 1pm.
Athena StavrouNovember 14, 2023 13:00