"I will have more to say in due course."
Suella Braverman has been dismissed from her role as Home Secretary, with Rishi Sunak asking her to leave the job on the morning of November 13, 2023.
This is the second time that Ms Braverman has lost the Home Secretary job.
She previously resigned from Liz Truss’ government after breaking the ministerial code.
Ms Braverman caused controversy when she wrote a newspaper article that accused the police of “playing favourites” as she criticised the Metropolitan Police’s handling of a pro-Palestinian march on Armistice Day.
Ms Braverman faced accusations of undermining the operational independence of the police.
The Prime Minister came under pressure to take action.
Critics from both opposition parties and fellow Tory MPs called Ms Braverman’s comments “offensive” and “inflammatory”.
Over the weekend, far-right supporters clashed with police in Westminster while pro-Palestinian marches also ended with arrests.
In a statement, Suella Braverman said:
“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary. I will have more to say in due course.”
It is reported that she was not offered another post.
After her first stint as Home Secretary, Mr Sunak reappointed her less than a week later when he became Prime Minister.
Ms Braverman’s dismissal comes as the PM reshuffles his Cabinet.
In a post on X, it is claimed that the reshuffle “strengthens his team in government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future”.
? HERE WE GO
Today @RishiSunak strengthens his team in Government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future.
Stay tuned for the latest. pic.twitter.com/ianN6edyDU
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) November 13, 2023
Reportedly, James Cleverly has been named as the new Home Secretary.
But unexpectedly, former PM David Cameron was spotted entering Downing Street.
It is not known why he is there but there had been speculation that he could become the new Foreign Secretary.
However, no ex-PM has taken a Cabinet job for over 50 years. The last person was Alex Douglas-Home, who became Foreign Secretary in 1970.
It was later confirmed that Mr Cameron was appointed Foreign Secretary.
The likes of Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt had distanced themselves from Suella Braverman’s comments.
Armed Forces Minister James Heappey was also against Ms Braverman’s words.
However, her dismissal has angered some Conservative Party members, with Andrea Jenkyns tweeting:
“I support Suella Braverman. Sacked for speaking the truth. Bad call by Rishi caving in to the left!”
In addition to Ms Braverman’s sacking, several junior ministers have also left the government.
Nick Gibb, who has been a minister in the Department for Education for most of the past decade, announced he was standing down.