Will Suella Braverman resign or not? Because the British interior minister, the most controversial figure in Rishi Sunak’s government, is accumulating controversy. Latest: end of May, following the revelations of the Sunday Times, this 43-year-old woman, very to the right of the Conservative Party, was suspected of having violated the ministerial code by asking civil servants if, following a speeding ticket in the summer of 2022, they could discreetly tell her arrange a special road awareness course.
This follower of colorful dresses and big earrings gave another version, assuring that she “regret[t] deeply » her offence, but that she was in good standing, having paid her fine. While specifying that instead of attending a driving lesson with strangers, she assumed the loss of her license points.
Despite calls for resignation by the Labor Party, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak contented himself with these explanations. He probably felt that getting rid of this muse of hard Brexiteers from his own party was not the best idea. Because these
the latter are agitated again, considering that he is playing a program that is too moderate.
At the end of October 2022, Liz Truss, the previous British prime minister, had fewer scruples when she ousted Suella Braverman from her government. It must be said that her misstep at the time seemed more serious: already Minister of the Interior, she had admitted to having sent confidential documents from her private email address to a fellow deputy. This sanction did not bring luck to Liz Truss, who herself had to resign the next day for having tried to impose a policy of unfunded tax cuts that had shaken the financial markets.
At the time, British politics seemed to have lost its bearings: six days after her departure, Suella Braverman was reinstated in the Interior Ministry by Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss’ successor. The Labor Party suspected the new leader of having reinstated the minister to secure the votes of the right wing of the Conservatives and prevent them from supporting former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who dreamed of a “come- back”.
But it is above all the shocking remarks of this law graduate from Cambridge and the Sorbonne (where she obtained a master’s degree), ex-attorney general of Boris Johnson, which regularly causes scandal. In the fall of 2022, during the annual conference of curators, Suella Braverman said ” dream “ to see planes full of refugees take off for Rwanda, with which London had just signed an agreement to receive asylum seekers there.
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