Tag Archives: Suella

Leaky Sue must go as Braverman forced to apologise again | Dorset Eye

You should visit this article for the image alone!

Suella Braverman has admitted sending official documents from her government email to her personal email address on six separate occasions. In a letter to the Home Affairs Select Committee, she apologised again for breaching security rules and set out her version of the events leading to her resignation under former prime minister Liz Truss. A […]

Source: Leaky Sue must go as Braverman forced to apologise again – Dorset Eye

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

Suella Braverman rants about a migrant ‘invasion’

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman delivered a statement about an attack on a concentration camp for people who have entered the UK by illegal means, on October 31.

She then had her posterior handed to her by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, who tackled her on the Conservative government’s failure to handle the issue in any meaningful way, and Braverman’s own failures to follow the rules affecting government ministers.

This provoked Braverman into one of the far-right rants for which she is becoming justly famous.

It begins around three minutes before the end of the clip, but please do watch Yvette Cooper’s speech because it really is worthwhile.

Here’s the clip:

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

Braverman has been using her private email for official papers ‘on an industrial scale’

Email a mess: this is not Suella Braverman, but considering her history of social media ineptitude, it might as well be.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has admitted habitually breaking government rules by sending official documents to her private email address – and possibly on from there.

During her first period as Home Secretary, she sent government documents to her personal email address six times (in addition to the security breach that led to her resignation. That’s once every week during the 43 days she was in the post.

In a letter referring to the original breach of confidence, Braverman insisted there was no market sensitive or top secret information in the email she sent to Tory MP Sir John Hayes – that was also sent to an employee of fellow Tory MP Andrew Percy by mistake.

She reiterated her version of events after the offending email was sent – a timeline that conflicts with one that has been sent to the BBC.

And she said she apologised again for the breach when Rishi Sunak reappointed her Home Secretary, assuring him she would not use her personal email for official purposes and reaffirming her understanding of and adherence to the Ministerial Code.

How are we to believe that when the same letter admits she broke the rules six more times – as listed here?

She said using her personal phone this way – apparently the intention was to use the private phone to read documents while attending meetings on her official phone – was “reasonable in the circumstances and carried out in the public interest to enable me to do my job”.

And she insisted that she had acted “in accordance” with the official guidelines on ministerial email use.

It’s true that the High Court has ruled that the use of private email addresses, while controversial, is not against the law.

But handing confidential documents out to people who should not receive them is against the Ministerial Code and this excuse should not save her.

Braverman was set to give a statement on her other glaring cock-up (so far) – the scandal of the overcrowded migrant processing centre at Manston in Kent – late on Monday afternoon (October 31).

She was not expected to comment on the email scandal but may be questioned on it. This Writer wonders whether she’ll crack under the pressure.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

This is the only way to stop people coming to the UK in boats

Suella Braverman: it would have been good to run a picture of her at the Manston Concentration Camp – but she has never even been there.

Suella Braverman – already under fire for breaching confidentiality rules and lying about reporting it promptly – can’t even do her job properly, it seems.

She is responsible for conditions at the Manston Migrant Processing Centre in Kent – a concentration camp for people who have used illegal means to cross the English Channel in order to seek asylum in the United Kingdom.

It seems 4,000 people are living at the camp, which was only intended to house a maximum of 1,600 – and those only for a short time. People are supposed to be there for a maximum of 48 hours but some have already stayed for more than five weeks.

It is a hotbed for disease, with at least eight cases of diphtheria and one of MRSA.

Hundreds of people were moved there from another facility in Dover after that camp was firebombed – allegedly by a man who threw three petrol bombs with fireworks attached then drove to a nearby petrol station and took his own life.

Home Office advice to ministers has been – for some time – that they should book hotel rooms and put asylum seekers there while they are being processed. According to Robert Peston, this has been largely ignored:

And now the pressure is on Braverman. Poetic justice, some might say.

So Shapps did the right thing. But look at the reaction from just one far-right Twitter user:

Obviously it is not illegal to seek asylum in the UK, even if entry was obtained be illegal means.

And immigration is different from asylum-seeking.

But they both have the same root cause, which is that conditions in these people’s home countries are deemed to be so unsafe that they have to try to go somewhere else.

So the answer to the migrant boat problem is not to try to sour the milk by making the UK an unattractive destination; it is to seek better conditions in the new arrivals’ home countries.

This creates all sorts of problems for UK Tory governments because they are often part of the reasons other countries are dangerous for their own populations.

Like many western nations, we manipulate political circumstances all around the world in order to gain economic power. That’s why we have participated in so many wars in the Middle East and Africa; our businesses have financial interests there that disadvantage local people – and enforce their continuation with violence or the threat of it. If that leads to conflict, it seems a price our government is willing to pay.

We destabilise whole regions of the world in order to make a few quid and think nothing of the harm it does to the people living there.

And when they arrive at our door seeking asylum from the conditions our government has caused, we are encouraged to see them as the villains.

It’s not good enough. The UK government is the villain in this situation – more so for encouraging us to try to harm these refugees as the Dover petrol bomber did.

It is only by improving conditions in the countries these people are fleeing that we can reduce the numbers of people coming to the UK – numbers that are still far lower than are arriving in other European countries like Germany.

Then it will be possible to deal with the separate problem of illegal immigration – which I’m sure does exist but is being used as an excuse to attack people who are already victims.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

If Suella Braverman delayed acting on her confidentiality breach, is she in big trouble – or Rishi Sunak?

Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak: he thought the economy would be his biggest problem but instead, she is.

It’s looking bad for Suella Braverman – despite all the good words put in for her by Rishi Sunak and Michael Gove and whoever else.

The BBC has seen an email sent from Braverman’s personal account on the day she had to resign for sending confidential information to the wrong person from her personal account.

In this email, she appears to tell the recipient of that message to “delete and ignore” it.

Braverman has said, according to the BBC,

“As soon as I realised my mistake I rapidly reported this on official channels.”

But if she emailed someone else before reporting it, then this is not true. Indeed, the BBC reckons she delayed taking any official action for several hours.

Fellow Cabinet minister, the Levelling Up secretary Michael Gove, told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg that asking the recipient to delete and ignore the email was “quite proper” and “standard practice”, and that it would be inappropriate to “rush to judgement”.

His words ring false.

It might be “proper” and “standard” to tell the wrong recipient of confidential information to delete and ignore it, but in a situation in which the sender has delayed alerting the authorities for more than four hours, This Writer (for one) thinks it is entirely appropriate to form a judgement.

It seems clear that an inquiry is now urgently required, and Braverman should be relieved of her duties as Home Secretary while it takes place.

But Sunak is unsafe whatever he does.

The circumstances may persuade her supporters in the far-right ERG (European Research Group) wing of the Conservative Party that it is impossible to keep Braverman – which might be something that Sunak would appreciate.

Let’s face it, the ERG members are all somewhat extreme, and losing their representative in the Cabinet makes Sunak’s government look more reasonable.

But it seems likely that someone deliberately handed the BBC the damning email, which suggests a plan to discredit Braverman and have her ejected from the Cabinet. That would upset the other ERG members and could destabilise Sunak’s government.

Whatever happens, ERG members – including Braverman – will want to know how the evidence against her came to light and will want revenge.

It seems clear that someone is storing up problems for Sunak to face in the future – no matter what he does.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

Tory government suppressed hacking of Liz Truss’s phone, it’s claimed – to protect Braverman?

Hacked: the photo is a mock-up – but it’s indicative of her communication skills that she was reckoned not to be able even to hold a phone properly.

Information is valuable – depending on the timing of its release.

Take the claim that Liz Truss had such poor security, as Foreign Secretary, that her phone was hacked around April and hundreds of confidential documents were copied from it – including information about the war in Ukraine and political conversations with Kwasi Kwarteng.

It is being said that the facts were known over the summer but were prevented from becoming public knowledge by Boris Johnson and Cabinet Secretary Simon Case. Why?

Was it to protect Truss while she was making her bid to become prime minister?

That would be corruption of a very high order and all those involved should be punished – if the corrupt UK legal system defines a crime that covers it.

Some details are on the BBC website here – and this is how I found out: I discovered them on Twitter (I was at a family function and not at my desk):

But let’s get back to timing. Why are we learning about this now? Could it be because Home Secretary Suella Braverman is in trouble, after being reappointed to her job despite revelations of multiple security breaches from her own phone?

Some certainly think so…

But these are two very similar stories. Why not combine them and reach the obvious conclusion?

And what do you think that conclusion is?

It’s that Conservative ministers leak like sieves and shouldn’t be anywhere near confidential information. Right?

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

More allegations emerge about ‘Security risk’ Suella – and MI5

Suella Braverman: does she seem prone to impulsive acts that endanger UK security to you?

More concerns have been raised about Suella Braverman after it was claimed that her relationship with MI5 is not what it should be.

It arises from a Daily Telegraph report that Braverman was seeking an injunction to block a BBC story about a spy working for British intelligence.

The briefing received by the newspaper, allegedly from Braverman, damaged the government’s argument that publishing details of the court case could harm national security.

The High Court later ruled the BBC could publish the story, though an injunction still bars it from identifying the man.

An inquiry was launched to find out who had leaked confidential details of the court case to the Telegraph and the High Court permits publication of the fact there was a leak inquiry, but the government has so far refused to comment.

So it is possible that Rishi Sunak knows who leaked the information to the newspaper but is sitting on that information.

If so, one has to ask why. Is it because it was Braverman, and he doesn’t want to admit that there’s evidence that she is a security risk, or that MI5 doesn’t trust her?

That would be very foolish, because information of this nature always comes out in the end.

Of course, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper is absolutely right to have said, “Ignoring warnings about security risks when appointing a home secretary is highly irresponsible and dangerous.”

That’s why we need to know.

And you can be sure Keir Starmer is adding it to his file of evidence against both Braverman and Sunak.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

Could ‘Security risk’ Suella bring down ‘Second chance’ Sunak?

Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak: by giving her a job, has he dropped himself into a morass of trouble?

After watching his former boss Boris Johnson face an inquiry about lying to Parliament, could Rishi Sunak really be foolish enough to let himself go the same way?

It seems possible – and all because he offered Suella Braverman a second chance.

We all know the story here – or think we do – right? Braverman is said to have quit her role as Liz Truss’s Home Secretary voluntarily, after having sent sensitive documents via her personal email. Apparently the wrong person saw them.

Sunak, tackled about it in Prime Minister’s Questions, said, “She made an error of judgment, but she recognised that, she raised the matter and she accepted her mistake. That is why I was delighted to welcome her back into a united Cabinet that brings experience and stability to the heart of Government.”

But then former Conservative Party chairman Jake Berry gave a TV interview that suggested this was not the truth:

So, according to Berry, Braverman did not volunteer any information about this; it was discovered by someone else who raised the red flag. The evidence was then put to her and (we may infer) she was told to resign.

That would certainly explain the amount of vitriol against Truss’s government that Braverman put in her resignation letter.

This indicates, though, that Sunak lied to Parliament by saying Braverman was the one who raised the matter – and it casts doubt on his claim that she resigned voluntarily and deserved a second chance.

It makes it more likely that Sunak offered Braverman – a senior member of the European Research Group (ERG) wing of the Conservative Party – a Cabinet post in order to secure the support of her cronies.

This information is all, now, in the hands of former Director of Public Prosecutions, now leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer.

Phil Moorhouse discusses what Starmer may do with it in the clip below:

Is Sunak storing up a similar fate for himself as that which Johnson is already facing?

Time will tell. But what do you think?

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

Rishi Sunak’s first Prime Minister’s Questions: unoriginal, unimpressive… unconvincing

Rishi Sunak underwent a baptism of fire in his first Prime Minister’s Questions – and it didn’t go well.

On the ropes just minutes in, Sunak was forced to rely on stock answers from Boris Johnson’s time as prime minister – that nobody really believed even then. Fewer still believe them now.

His excuses about the reappointment of Suella Braverman as Home Secretary, and his evasions on policy matters including the cost of living and energy generation, were painful to hear.

Watch for yourself if you can bear it:

This Writer was commentating on Twitter and I provide my insights (such as they are) as a guide to the issues until such time as wiser heads can offer their own:

Ironic?

Here’s that recording:

That should be “in the developed world”.

What on Earth is ‘Security Risk Suella’ Braverman doing back in the Cabinet?

Suella Braverman: by her own admission, she is a risk to the security of the United Kingdom. So doesn’t it undermine Rishi Sunak’s claim to be putting “integrity and accountability” back into government for her to be re-appointed as Home Secretary?

One of the most vicious right-wingers in Rishi Sunak’s new Cabinet may find her tenure cut short before she’s had a chance to start – because of her own decisions.

Suella Braverman only quit the role of Home Secretary last week – most probably in order to attack Liz Truss in her resignation letter – but was re-appointed to the job by new prime minister Rishi Sunak yesterday.

The pretext for her resignation was a breach of the ministerial code in which she was said to have sent classified documents from her personal email.

Now this has come back to haunt her, because Labour has joined the Liberal Democrats in demanding an inquiry into whether she is an ongoing security risk and her appointment makes a mockery of Sunak’s claim to be putting “integrity and accountability” back into government.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper criticised the appointment yesterday (October 25), accusing Sunak of putting “party before country” and tweeting, “Security is too important for this irresponsible Tory chaos.”

She expanded on this in a letter to Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, calling for an urgent probe into “this and other possible security breaches”.

She added that “the public has a right to know that there are proper secure information procedures in place to cover the person who has been given charge of our national security”.

In her resignation letter last week, Braverman acknowledged the mistake, calling it a “technical infringement” and adding that much of the content in the document she emailed had already been briefed to MPs.

The claim to be putting “party before country” is justified because Braverman is from the extreme right wing of the Conservative Party. Not a natural Sunak supporter, she only announced she was backing him late on Sunday, when it became clear that Boris Johnson would not be standing as a candidate in the Tory leadership contest.

Her appointment is therefore seen as an attempt by Sunak to win support from all wings of his party. It also trumpets an intention to take a hard line on immigration by reappointing the minister who previously said it was her “dream” to see Rwanda deportation flights take off, and expressed a desire to act tough on small refugee boats crossing the English Channel.

Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: “Suella Braverman’s appointment makes a mockery of Rishi Sunak’s claims to be bringing integrity to Number 10.

“There must be a full independent inquiry by the Cabinet Office into her appointment, including any promises Sunak made to her behind closed doors.”

He said Braverman should be sacked if it is confirmed that she “repeatedly broke the ministerial code and threatened national security”.

Her reappointment has also sparked outrage among the commentatorati, including the following from Russell Kane, which I recommend you don’t watch if you are offended by extremely strong language:

Alternatively, try this from Professor Tim Wilson who attacks Braverman’s politics, comparing Suella Braverman’s dream of “misery, contempt and insanity” with Martin Luther King’s dream of “optimism”:

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, insisted Braverman had shown integrity by apologising for breaking the rules. He said Sunak had accepted her apology and chose to re-appoint her because she had “very, very recent” experience of the Home Office.

“Clearly the PM wants to make sure that the department can deliver from day one.”

But he didn’t sound very convincing.

It is hard to defend a minister whose brief is to focus on crime when she only admitted committing one herself – last week. Let’s look forward to watching Sunak make a stab at it in Prime Minister’s Questions.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook