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Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary by Rishi Sunak after she criticised the way pro-Palestinian protests had been policed.
Braverman had written a private email to other ministers in which she said that the police had been “too lenient” with the protesters and that they had “allowed anti-Semitic hatred to fester”.
Her comments were widely condemned, and Sunak said that he had “lost confidence” in her ability to do the job.
Braverman’s sacking is the latest blow to Sunak’s government, which has been in turmoil for several months.
Reaction to Braverman’s Sacking
Braverman’s sacking has been met with mixed reactions.
Some Conservatives have defended her, saying that she was right to speak out about the police’s handling of the pro-Palestinian protests.
Others have said that her comments were “unhelpful” and that she should have been sacked sooner.
Labour leader Keir Starmer said that Braverman’s sacking was “the right decision”, but that it was “too late” and that Sunak should have sacked her months ago.
Implications for Sunak’s Government
Braverman’s sacking is likely to further weaken Sunak’s government.
She was a popular figure among Conservative MPs, and her sacking is likely to further damage Sunak’s relationship with the backbenches.
It is also likely to lead to renewed calls for Sunak to resign.
The sacking comes at a difficult time for Sunak, who is facing a number of challenges, including the cost of living crisis and the war in Ukraine.
It remains to be seen whether he will be able to survive this latest political storm.