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Suella Braverman sacked from home secretary role

Suella Braverman has been dismissed from her position as home secretary.

Rishi Sunak faced mounting pressure following accusations that Ms Braverman exacerbated tensions leading up to Armistice Day protests, prompting calls for the prime minister to remove her.

A source from No 10 Downing Street stated that Mr Sunak “requested Suella Braverman to depart from the government, and she has agreed.”

The Conservatives announced that Mr Sunak is undertaking a broader reshuffle to “strengthen his team in the government for making enduring decisions towards a more optimistic future.”

Criticism

Ms. Braverman faced heightened scrutiny after penning an unauthorised article in the Times, published on Thursday. In the article, she criticised what she termed as ‘pro-Palestinian mobs’ and censured the Metropolitan Police for a perceived ‘double standard’ in handling protests.

Following her dismissal, Braverman said: “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary. I will have more to say in due course.”

Former prime minister David Cameron has been seen entering No 10 this morning, as he has made a surprise return in his new role as foreign secretary.

Existing foreign secretary, James Cleverly has been appointed the new home secretary.

Jeremy Hunt will remain as chancellor.

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