Image above: Suella Braverman outside No.10; library image
“She showed little interest in tackling crime and used the position to campaign to be the next Tory leader – Ruth Cadbury MP
“Good Riddance, Let’s finish the job #GeneralElectionN0W” – Rupa Huq MP
The two MPs who represent Chiswick have been giving their reaction to the sacking of Suella Braverman. Ruth Cadbury and Rupa Huq have both been critical of the former Home Secretary, not just for the usual party political reasons.
“As Suella Braverman is sacked for the second time it’s worth remembering just how poorly she ran the Home Office” Ruth Cadbury told us. “She did virtually nothing when as London MPs we called for reforms to policing, she didn’t care about wasted taxpayers [money] in the supply chain for asylum accommodation.
“Despite being told that contractors were ripping off the taxpayer & the home office and making huge sums of money. She showed little interest in tackling crime, little interest in tackling [Violence against women and girls] & used the position to campaign to be the next Tory leader.
“Rishi Sunak knew all this when he appointed her as his Home Secretary- he appointed her because he was weak & needed her support to become Prime Minister. A year later he has finally decided to sack her.”
Rupa Huq, the MP for Ealing Central and Acton, simply said: “Good riddance. Let’s finish the job #GeneralElectionN0W”
Image above: Ruth Cadbury & Rupa Huq
Ushering in the return of David Cameron
The former Home Secretary was forced from her post on Monday (13 November). Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked her after she was blamed for inflaming tensions over Armistice Day protests, which saw over 145 people arrested, after she wrote an article in The Times criticising the Metropolitan Police, accusing them of bias.
Braverman was immediately replaced by James Cleverly, the Foreign Secretary, who was in turn replaced by former Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Home Secretary also stirred controversy recently when she described homelessness as a “lifestyle choice” and branded pro-Palestine marches as anti-semitic “hate marches”.
A government source said that Sunak “asked Suella Braverman to leave government and she has accepted”.
After being sacked, Braverman said “it has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Home Secretary”, adding: “I will have more to say in due course.”
Images above: LBC journalist James O’Brien; Cllr Peter Thompson
“Morally corrupt and deeply dangerous”
Cllr Peter Thompson, Leader of the Conservative Group on Hounslow Council, told us:
“Suella Braverman’s position had become untenable after her Times article that had not been cleared by the Prime Minister. What is important now is that we focus on stopping people trafficking and working with the police to ensure that all sections of our society feel safe on our streets.”
LBC presenter James O’Brien, who lives in Chiswick, described Suella Braverman as “morally corrupt and deeply dangerous ” and praised the Metropolitan Police commissioner Mark Rowley for “refusing to become a political tool for the fevered ambitions of the ridiculous Home Secretary”.
He later added:
“…Two things that I’d quite like to be wrong about. First is that she wanted a riot this weekend. She wanted much, much more violence on the streets of London. She was expecting many, many more far-right thugs to answer her call. And the second thing is, that if it had happened, Sunak wouldn’t have got rid of her.”
'Thank God for the Police… Thank God she failed.'@mrjamesob emphasises how close Britain came to 'major catastrophe' as a result of Suella Braverman's actions – thanking Sir Mark Rowley and the police force for 'risking their lives to keep the peace.' pic.twitter.com/seI6puGwow
— LBC (@LBC) November 13, 2023
Above: Post on X by LBC of James O’Brien talking about former Home Secretary Suella Braverman