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UK’s Suella Braverman sacked following comments over pro-Palestine march

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British Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been sacked by the Rishi Sunak following her remarks on several issues including her comment against the one-million pro-Palastinian march that was held on 11 November, Saturday, last week inflaming tensions.

This came after she published an article in The Times unauthorised by Downing Street accusing the Metropolitan Police of favouring “leftwing protestors.”

In the wake of her remarks that the pro-Palastinian march is a ‘hate March’, far-right activists have gathered in hundreds near the cenotaph on Armistice Day and clashed with the Metropolitan Police. The far-right movements were holding a counter-protest against the permission granted for a one million march by the pro-Palastinian groups.

The cabinet reshuffle decision came following the public outrage demanding the resignation of Suella Braverman.

“Never has someone been so unfit for public office as Suella Braverman. At a time when we need those in Government to bring communities together, she revelled in fanning the flames of division,”
Hamza Yusuf, the first minister, who demanded her resignation earlier has posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Hamza Yusuf has also demanded to hold a general election now instead of a cabinet reshuffle.

London Mayor for Labour had blamed Braverman as responsible for the far-right attack against police.

“The scenes of disorder we witnessed by the far-right at the Cenotaph are a direct result of the Home Secretary’s words. The police’s job has been made much harder,” Sadiq Khan commented earlier.

While proposing new laws to restrict the use of tents by homeless people, Suella argued that many of them see it as a‘ lifestyle choice.’

Many Tory MPs and ministers have slammed for her recent controversial remarks.

In the reshuffle she was replaced by James Cleverly who is now serving as the Foreign Secretary and in a surprising move, former Prime Minister David Cameron has been confirmed as in charge of the office of Foreign and Commonwealth.

In the response, Suella reportedly said “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary. I will have more to say in due course.”

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P P Jaseem
P P Jaseem
PP Jaseem is a freelance journalist covering law, human rights, and Indian minorities.

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