Braverman Out as Home Secretary in Government Reshuffle
In a surprising turn of events, Suella Braverman has been dismissed from her role as Home Secretary following an unauthorized article criticizing the Metropolitan Police for their handling of pro-Palestinian demonstrations on Armistice Day.
The article saw her accuse the police of "playing favorites" and allowing pro-Palestinian protests while being harsh on right-wing demonstrations. The article received widespread criticism, leading to calls for Braverman’s resignation.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak asked Braverman to step down on Monday morning, citing her rhetoric as a factor that contributed to the violence that occurred over the weekend. In her statement following the dismissal, Braverman expressed, "It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary. I will have more to say in due course."
Former Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has now been appointed as the new Home Secretary, marking a swift reshuffle by the Prime Minister.
Former Prime Minister David Cameron was also spotted entering Downing Street during the reshuffle, sparking confusion among the public. It has now been revealed that Cameron has been appointed as the next Foreign Secretary and will be taking a seat in the House of Lords.
The reshuffle has also seen the resignations of other government officials, including Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, stepping down as schools minister and declaring he won't stand in the next election. Neil O'Brien, Harborough MP, also resigned as a care minister during the reshuffle.
The Prime Minister's office stated that the reshuffle aims to "strengthen his team in government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future." The developments have left political observers and the public eagerly awaiting further insights into the government's future direction.