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UK: Sunak under pressure from Braverman reports

UK: Sunak under pressure from Braverman reports

There have also been recent pro-Palestinian protests in London.Source: Image Alliance / NoorPhoto


British Home Secretary Suella Braverman has caused a stir with reports of pro-Palestinian protests – positioning herself as a potential successor to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The Conservative hardliner accused the London police – for which he is responsible – of being blind in the left eye and tolerating lawlessness at “hateful marches” against Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.

Sunak has come under massive pressure to fire the 43-year-old, whose right-wing populist statements have made headlines in the country for days.

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Sunak’s spokesman had to be asked if the prime minister had the impression that Braverman still respected his authority. “Yes” he said. And the Downing Street government leader insisted he had “full confidence” in his party colleague.

But that itself can weaken the Prime Minister. Even many Tories are of the opinion that Braverman is being deliberately confrontational. “He is in the process of being fired,” Sky News quoted one MP as saying.

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Braverman has long portrayed himself as the representative of the party’s right wing. “The minister has a license to say the unspeakable,” BBC chief correspondent Chris Mason commented. She is allowed to express opinions that colleagues dare not even express in private.

How do you know she has a license? If she doesn’t have them, she’ll be fired.

Chris Mason, BBC Chief Correspondent

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Braverman has repeatedly criticized irregular immigration, calling it an “invasion” and most recently a “hurricane.” He railed against homosexuals and “environmentalists”. A few days ago, the minister wanted to ban charities from providing tents to homeless people who have chosen life on the streets as a “lifestyle”. There was already a lot of excitement within the party.

The opposition Labor Party, which is leading in all the polls, has now called Braverman “out of control”. Sunak letting them go shows his weakness. However, the minister received right-wing support. Braverman is genuine and that’s what people want, said former Brexit minister David Frost.

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Sunak’s installation of Braverman has already been heavily criticized. He resigned from the same post a few days back as he sent an official document from his personal email address. As a representative of the right wing, he was very important to Sunak.

But the Prime Minister has left a loophole open. His spokesman confirmed to The Times that Braverman’s anti-police version was not endorsed by the government. An inquiry will be conducted into the incident,” he said. “We will provide an update when appropriate.” But there is no timetable.