Suella Braverman fired as Home Secretary after she was accused of fuelling Armistice Day tensions by slamming Met Police | The Sun
SUELLA Braverman was SACKED as Home Secretary today after being accused of fuelling violent Armistice Day clashes by slamming Met Police chiefs.
In a short statement the ex-cabinet minister said: “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary.
"I will have more to say in due course.”
Embattled Rishi Sunak is conducting a major cabinet reshuffle as Tory MPs descend into civil war.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will replace Ms Braverman as Home Secretary.
And in a dramatic twist ex-PM David Cameron is understood to be making a shock political comeback as Foreign Secretary.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Neil O'Brien, a chief architect of the new smoking ban, quit his role.
And veteran Schools Minister Nick Gibb stood down from the government.
On a seismic day of change at No10…
– David Cameron is on the brink of a sensational comeback
– It is understood the ex-PM could become Foreign Sec
– James Cleverly is poised to replace Suella as Home Sec
– Nick Gibb has quit as Schools Minister
Critics of Ms Braverman had blamed violent Armistice Day clashes between pro-Palestinian protestors and far right thugs on the ex-Home Secretary's divisive comments about cops.
She sparked outrage late last week after taking to The Times to accuse the Met of favouring left wing pro-Palestine and BLM protestors over right wing marches.
At major demonstrations over the weekend Palestine activists dressed as Hamas killers and right wing thugs injured officers.
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Cops are probing dozens of hate incidents and anti-Semitic attacks, with Michael Gove thanking the Met for rescuing him from an aggressive mob.
Yesterday the Defence Secretary urged the police to make more arrests after 300,000 anti-Israel protesters marched through central London.
Some were holding openly racist signs and others dressed up as Hamas killers.
Amid the violent scenes Ms Braverman came out swinging for her career.
The Labour Mayor of London, Scottish First Minister and a string of Labour MPs had called for her to go.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper insisted she cannot stay in her job.
But supporters of the ex-Home Secretary said she had been vindicated in warning against two-tier policing at the weekend and was proven right that clashes were coming.
Ms Braverman had said: “Unfortunately, there is a perception that senior police officers play favourites when it comes to protesters. During Covid, why was it that lockdown objectors were given no quarter by public order police yet Black Lives Matters demonstrators were enabled, allowed to break rules and even greeted with officers taking the knee?
“Right-wing and nationalist protesters who engage in aggression are rightly met with a stern response yet pro-Palestinian mobs displaying almost identical behaviour are largely ignored, even when clearly breaking the law."
Ahead of the PM's major reshuffle allies of the ousted Home Secretary fumed.
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