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Suella Braverman sacked from home secretary role

Suella Braverman has been relieved of her duties as home secretary amid growing pressure on Rishi Sunak.

The prime minister faced accusations that Ms Braverman contributed to escalating tensions leading up to Armistice Day protests. Calls for her removal prompted Mr Sunak to take action.

A source from No 10 Downing Street confirmed that Mr Sunak “requested Suella Braverman to depart from the government, and she has agreed.”

The Conservatives announced a broader reshuffle, emphasising the need to “strengthen his team in the government for making enduring decisions towards a more optimistic future.”

Criticism mounted against Ms Braverman following the publication of an unauthorised article in the Times, where she denounced what she referred to as ‘pro-Palestinian mobs’ and criticised the Metropolitan Police for a perceived ‘double standard’ in handling protests.

In response to her dismissal, Braverman stated, “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary. I will have more to say in due course.”

This development has brought former prime minister David Cameron back in a surprise return, as the new foreign secretary.

Exiting foreign secretary James Cleverly will take over from Braverman as the new home secretary.

Editorial photo credit: ITS / Shutterstock

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