Suella Braverman has stepped down as UK Home Secretary. She is the second minister in less than a week to resign from Prime Minister Liz Truss’ cabinet.
Braverman says she handed in her resignation herself. She admits that she made a mistake by sending an official document through her private email, which is against the rules.
Therefore, the media reports that she was, in fact, fired for violating national security. Truss stresses in a letter to Braverman that it is important that “confidentiality be respected within the Cabinet.”
In a statement, Braverman said she is “concerned” about the direction of the government. According to her, important electoral promises have been broken.
A successor has already been announced, British media report: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Truss, who took office a month and a half ago, is already under fire within his own Conservative Party for his faltering economic policies. The media speculate about his future.
A member of Truss’s party, William Wragg MP, has already announced that he had expressed his distrust of the prime minister by letter. Such a letter can lead to a vote of confidence, but above all it shows the great discontent with the chief of staff who has been in office for a short time.
In response to internal and external criticism of his plans, Truss last week euthanized his right-hand man, Kwasi Kwarteng, as finance minister and named Jeremy Hunt as his successor.
Truss became prime minister in early September following a Conservative Party leadership election. The party had to find a new leader after the departure of Boris Johnson, who was forced to do so after ministers turned against him en masse.
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