On October 19, 2023, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dismissed Suella Braverman from her position as Home Secretary. The decision came after Braverman made a number of controversial comments, including criticizing the police’s handling of a pro-Palestinian march and suggesting that some homeless people are making a “lifestyle choice.”
Braverman’s dismissal was seen as a sign of Sunak’s desire to assert his authority as Prime Minister and to move the Conservative Party towards a more centrist position. It also came amid growing public dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of a number of issues, including the economy, immigration, and the NHS.
Here is a timeline of events leading up to Braverman’s dismissal:
October 15, 2023: Braverman criticizes the police’s handling of a pro-Palestinian march in an article in The Times.
October 17, 2023: Braverman suggests that some homeless people are making a “lifestyle choice” in an interview with The Spectator.
October 18, 2023: Braverman is summoned to a meeting with Sunak to discuss her comments.
October 19, 2023: Braverman is dismissed from her position as Home Secretary.
Braverman’s dismissal was met with mixed reactions. Some Conservatives praised Sunak for taking action against a minister who was seen as a liability, while others criticized the move and accused Sunak of being weak. The Labour Party called for Braverman to be sacked from the Cabinet altogether.
The dismissal of Suella Braverman is a significant event in British politics. It is a sign of the divisions within the Conservative Party and the challenges that Sunak faces as Prime Minister. It remains to be seen how the party will respond to this latest crisis and whether Sunak will be able to unite it.
About Suella Braverman and her life
Suella Braverman is a British politician who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Fareham in Hampshire since 2015. She is a member of the Conservative Party and has held several ministerial positions, including Attorney General for England and Wales (2020-2022) and Home Secretary (2022-2023).
Early Life and Education
Braverman was born Sue-Ellen Cassiana Fernandes on April 3, 1980, in Harrow, London, England. Her parents, Christie Fernandes and Uma Fernandes, are Indian-origin immigrants from Kenya and Mauritius, respectively. She was raised in Wembley and attended St. George’s School in Harpenden.
Braverman studied law at Cambridge University, where she was a member of the Cambridge University Conservative Association. She then went on to King’s College London to study for a postgraduate degree in European and French Law.
Braverman began her legal career as a barrister, specializing in commercial law. She was elected to the House of Commons in the 2015 general election, representing the constituency of Fareham.
In 2017, Braverman was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Brexit. In the 2018 reshuffle, she was promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
In 2020, Braverman was appointed Attorney General for England and Wales. She held this position until she was appointed Home Secretary in September 2022.
Braverman is a controversial figure who has been criticized for her views on immigration, Brexit, and human rights. She has been accused of being a hardliner on immigration, and she has supported policies such as sending asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Braverman has also been criticized for her comments on Brexit. She has said that the UK should leave the European Union without a deal, and she has been a vocal critic of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
In addition, Braverman has been criticized for her views on human rights. She has defended the government’s decision to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, and she has said that she does not believe that the UK should be bound by the European Convention on Human Rights.
Braverman is married to Rael Braverman, a businessman. The couple have two children. Braverman is a practicing barrister and a member of the Bar Council. She is also a member of the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and the Mauritius Bar Association.