The controversial MP was removed from her position after a cabinet reshuffle
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
In an announcement earlier today (13 November) it was revealed that Suella Braverman had been sacked as Home Secretary in Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet reshuffle. This followed a heavily divisive article she wrote for The Times ahead of protests held on Saturday (11 November) where she accused the Metropolitan Police of “playing favourites”. She also claimed that the pro-Palestinian protesters were “hate marchers”.
James Cleverly has replaced Braverman in the Home Office, with former MP David Cameron unexpectedly replacing him as foreign secretary.
“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary. I will have more to say in due course,” Braverman wrote in a statement after the reshuffle.
Controversy has followed Suella Braverman throughout her time as Home Secretary, and earlier this year she made the shocking statement that just being gay wasn’t a good enough reason to claim asylum in the UK. She was also a firm advocate for sending migrants coming to the UK to Rwanda despite the heavy backlash from LGBTQIA activists and organisations. Many told the Home Secretary that it would not be safe for members of the queer community to move to Rwanda.
More recently, the former Home Secretary claimed that being homeless was a “lifestyle choice”.
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