British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has taken decisive action, sacking Interior Minister Suella Braverman in the wake of her controversial comments on the police’s handling of a pro-Palestinian march. The move is part of a broader reshuffle within the government.
Facing pressure from both opposition lawmakers and members of his own Conservative Party, Sunak requested Braverman “to leave government,” a demand she accepted, according to a government source. The Sun tabloid’s political editor reported that Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is set to replace her.
Braverman’s dismissal follows her public disagreement with Sunak after she penned an article accusing the police of employing “double standards” in their response to protests. The article, deemed inflammatory by the opposition Labour Party, added tension to a pro-Palestinian demonstration where over 140 individuals were arrested in clashes with far-right counter-protesters.
As Sunak initiates a wider reshuffle in his ministerial team, former Prime Minister David Cameron was spotted entering Downing Street, prompting speculation about a potential return to government.
The shake-up is anticipated to include various changes in Sunak’s cabinet, with the Prime Minister aiming to bring in allies and replace ministers who, according to his Downing Street office, have not met performance expectations in their respective departments.
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