November 30, 2023

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacks interior minister Suella Braverman on Monday after her criticism of police handling of a pro-Palestinian march divides the party. Sunak brings forward a long-planned reshuffle to remove ministers he feels are not performing. Braverman defied Sunak last week in an unauthorized article accusing police of “double standards” at protests. Opposition Labour Party inflamed frictions between a pro-Palestinian demonstration and a far-right counter protest. Government source says “Rishi Sunak has asked Suella Braverman to leave government and she has accepted.” She was replaced by foreign minister James Cleverly. Former Prime Minister David Cameron is reportedly being made foreign minister. Braverman’s removal will anger some Conservatives on the right of the party, who believe her criticism of the police was justified. Sunak is expected to carry out a wider number of changes in his cabinet, bringing in allies and removing some ministers who his Downing Street office say have not been performing as well as he wanted in their departments. Britain’s new Foreign Secretary David Cameron said he hoped his experience as prime minister from 2010-2016 would help him deal with current international challenges.