UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has sacked Home Secretary Suella Braverman after she was blamed for inflaming tensions over Armistice Day protests.
Braverman came under fire for criticizing police handling of the protests, which saw far-right groups descend on London. She was accused of “weaponizing” the march and putting officers at risk.
Sunak has replaced Braverman with Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.
The sacking comes as Sunak is facing growing pressure over his handling of the government’s asylum policy. Braverman had been a vocal supporter of the government’s Rwanda asylum plan, which has been widely criticized by human rights groups.
It is not yet clear why Braverman was sacked specifically. However, her departure is a major blow to Sunak’s authority and is likely to lead to further calls for his resignation.
Braverman’s sacking is the latest in a series of high-profile resignations from Sunak’s government. It comes at a time when the Prime Minister is facing mounting pressure over a range of issues, including the cost of living crisis, the NHS, and the war in Ukraine.
The sacking is also likely to have a significant impact on the government’s asylum policy. Braverman was a strong supporter of the Rwanda asylum plan, which is now seen as being in jeopardy.
It is unclear who will replace Braverman as Home Secretary. However, the appointment of a new Home Secretary will be a key test for Sunak. He will need to appoint someone who is both competent and able to unite the Conservative Party.
The reaction to Braverman’s sacking has been mixed. Some have welcomed the move, arguing that she was a divisive figure who was not fit to be Home Secretary. Others have defended Braverman, arguing that she was a strong and principled politician who was not afraid to speak her mind.
The Conservative Party has been divided over Braverman’s sacking. Some Conservatives have defended her, while others have welcomed her departure. The sacking is likely to further damage the party’s reputation and could lead to more resignations from Sunak’s government.
The Labour Party has called for Sunak to resign in the wake of Braverman’s sacking. Labour leader Keir Starmer said that Sunak had “lost control” of his government and that it was time for a general election.
It is unclear what the long-term implications of Braverman’s sacking will be. However, it is clear that it is a significant blow to Sunak’s authority and could lead to further instability in the UK government.