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13th Nov 2023

Suella Braverman sacked as UK home secretary by Rishi Sunak

Charlie Herbert

Suella Braverman sacked

The former home secretary had been under fire for an article she wrote in the Times.

Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary by Rishi Sunak after a controversial weekend.

Sky News reports that this is the start of a cabinet reshuffle from the Prime Minister.

Last week, Braverman wrote an article in the Times in which she accused the Metropolitan Police of “playing favourites” with how it handles protests.

This was ahead of a huge march in London on Armistice Day which called for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.

The article was widely criticised by figures from both within and outside the Tory Party, who accused her of undermining public confidence in the police.

It later emerged that Braverman had ignored edits to the article that Number 10 had suggested.

Suella Braverman loses job for a second time

This is the second time Braverman has lost her job in the UK government. She resigned from Liz Truss’s government in October 2022 after sharing secure information from private email, breaking government code.

In a statement on Monday, November 13, Braverman said: “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary. I will have more to say in due course.”

In other news regarding the UK government reshuffle, David Cameron turned up at Number 10, prompting some confusion as to what his role may be in the process.

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