In a big development, United Kingdon Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has sacked the country’s interior minister Suella Braverman after pressure was mounting on him to remove her from the cabinet following her remark on pro-Palestine marches in the UK, reported The Guardian. According to a BBC report, a controversy erupted after the Home Secretary criticised the Metropolitan Police for its handling of pro-Palestinian protests and accused them of biases in handling the same.
In an opinion piece in The Times, Braverman accused the police force of applying a “double standard” to its policing of protests. She claimed aggressive right-wing protesters were “rightly met with a stern response”, whereas “pro-Palestinian mobs” were “largely ignored”, reported the BBC.
According to an Indian Express report, the Downing Street office, while reacting to the article, said, “It was not agreed by Number 10.” The spokesperson reportedly answered positively when asked if Sunak PM still had confidence in Braverman.
This is the second instance when Braverman has been removed as the Home Secretary. She was dismissed from the cabinet less than over a year ago under the Prime Ministership of Liz Truss for sending confidential information to an MP from a private email address reported The Guardian.