Suella Braverman's Alarming Rant Has Everyone Saying 1 Thing About Rishi Sunak

"Even Liz Truss in the dying hours of her premiership managed to summon the courage to sack Suella Braverman."
Rishi Sunak is facing questions over his response to Suella Braverman's latest inflammatory comments
Rishi Sunak is facing questions over his response to Suella Braverman's latest inflammatory comments
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Suella Braverman’s latest comments on pro-Palestinian marches have sent shockwaves around the political sphere, prompting serious questions about Rishi Sunak’s leadership.

It’s even triggered some comparisons to his predecessor Liz Truss, who famously spent just 49 days in Downing Street – and yet still found time to sack Braverman from her home secretary role over breaching ministerial rules.

Braverman was immediately reinstated by Sunak, and has been gradually upping her right-wing rhetoric ever since.

Then on Wednesday night, she took it to a new level by claiming police were “playing favourites” with protesters after the Met said a controversial pro-Palestinian march would be going ahead on Armistice Day, despite backlash.

Braverman alleged “right wing and nationalist protesters who engage in aggression are rightly met with a stern response” while pro-Palestinian “mobs displaying almost identical behaviour are largely ignored”.

Writing in The Times, she claimed: “I do not believe that these marches are merely a cry for help for Gaza.

“They are an assertion of primacy by certain groups – particularly Islamists – of the kind we are more used to seeing in Northern Ireland. Also disturbingly reminiscent of Ulster are the reports that some of Saturday’s march group organisers have links to terrorist groups, including Hamas.”

These inflammatory remarks have stoked speculation she is trying to get sacked so she can focus on her own leadership bid ahead of next year’s general election.

In just the last two months, Braverman has called the pro-Palestine protests “hate marches”, claimed some people were homeless as a “lifestyle choice”, suggested “multiculturalism has failed” and that being gay or a woman is not reason enough to seek asylum in the UK.

Her article also came after Sunak failed to persuade the Metropolitan Police chief to stop the demonstration this weekend.

As a row now brews over whether or not No.10 signed off on the controversial article before it was published, Sunak is facing intense pressure to sack his increasingly outspoken home secretary.

Accounts all across X (formerly Twitter), suggested this should be the final straw for the PM – and weren’t afraid to mock him with comparisons to Truss...

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