After defying No. 10 over an article accusing the Metropolitan Police of racism in protest policing, Suella Braverman was fired from her position as home secretary.
Mrs. Braverman was charged with inciting unrest prior to London events.
Former prime minister David Cameron has unexpectedly taken over as foreign secretary, replacing her in the Home Office with James Cleverly.
The home secretary position, according to her, was “the greatest privilege of my life”.
In preparation for next week’s Autumn Statement, Rishi Sunak reorganized his top team, starting with Mrs. Braverman’s dismissal.
Therese Coffey was replaced as environment secretary by Steve Barclay, while Victoria Atkins, a minister of the Treasury, was elevated to the position of health secretary.
Laura Trott, who succeeds John Glen as chief secretary to the Treasury, has been named Tory party chairman. Richard Holden, a former minister of transportation, was appointed to the position.
After resigning as prime minister in 2016, David Cameron has not been in Parliament. In order to assume his new role, he was granted a seat in the House of Lords.
The Liberal Democrats, citing his advocacy for the bankrupt financing company Greensill Capital, are demanding that his peerage be revoked.
The selection of the former prime minister, according to senior Labour MP Pat McFadden, “puts to bed the prime minister’s laughable claim to offer change from 13 years of Tory failure”.
In light of the present global crises, Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has stated that he has consulted parliamentary authorities for guidance on how Members of Parliament might hold Lord Cameron accountable.
Prior to the general election, Lord Cameron declared his desire to be “part of the strongest possible team that serves the United Kingdom”.
“Though I may have disagreed with some individual decisions, it is clear to me that Rishi Sunak is a strong and capable prime minister, who is showing exemplary leadership at a difficult time,” he stated.
Mr. Cleverly remarked in July that he would have to be pulled “with nail marks down the parquet flooring” out of his position as foreign secretary.
On Monday, however, Mr. Cleverly declared that his role as home secretary was a “fantastic job” and that serving as foreign secretary had been a “huge privilege”.
When asked if he would disassociate himself from Mrs. Braverman’s tenure at the Home Office, he remained silent. “I intend to do this job in the way that I feel best protects the British people and our interests,” he stated.
Mr. Cleverly takes over his predecessor’s main challenges.
The controversy surrounding the pro-Palestinian protests in London remains at the top of the list. It is thought that Downing Street wants him to review police powers right away in order to make it simpler to outlaw marches and bring charges against people who promote terrorism.
Mr. Cleverly will have to cope with a Supreme Court ruling regarding the legitimacy of the government’s Rwanda policy less than two days into his new position.
Even if the government prevails, individual asylum seekers hoping to avoid being deported to Rwanda are likely to file additional judicial challenges against the policy.
Mrs. Braverman has been viewed as a standard bearer for the right in the Conservative party ever since former prime minister Liz Truss promoted her to home secretary.
In a statement, Mrs Braverman said: “I will have more to say in due course”, leading to suspicion she may cause difficulty for the leadership.
After writing an article for the Times newspaper accusing the police of utilizing a “double standard” by being more forceful in dealing with right-wing demonstrations, she lost her job in the wake of a political uproar that lasted for several days.
Later on, it became known that Mrs. Braverman had disregarded a request from Downing Street to soften the story.
The Liberal Democrats, Labour, and a few Tory MPs had demanded that Mrs. Braverman be fired.
Mrs. Braverman’s actions, according to shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, were “highly irresponsible” and heightened tensions, which made the police’s work more difficult.
Mr. Sunak, she claimed, should “never have reappointed” Mrs. Braverman, and that’s where the “buck stops”.
Mrs. Braverman has lost her position as home secretary twice now. After it became known that Mrs. Truss had discussed private cabinet documents with her longtime Tory friend Sir John Hayes, she was obliged to step down from her position as home secretary.
It was a political surprise when Mrs. Braverman rejoined Rishi Sunak as home secretary. She developed a reputation as a right-wing outrider in Mr. Sunak’s cabinet under his direction, frequently making news with her remarks.
Mrs. Braverman’s dismissal was referred to by Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg as “a mistake” that will hurt the Conservatives’ prospects of winning the upcoming general election.
“Suella is “motivated to get it down” because she “understands what the country thinks about migration,” Sir Jacob said to GB News.
There were rumors that she served as Mr. Sunak’s “politically useful pressure valve,” enabling him to subtly endorse right-wing populist policies without having to say so out loud.
However, that seems to be coming to an end with Lord Cameron’s return, supporting the liberal part of the Conservatives and leading a coalition government with the Lib Dems.
Other shuffle maneuvers:
- Greg Hands becomes a business minister, and John Glen moves to the Cabinet Office.
- George Freeman, who was appointed in February, steps down from his position as science minister.
- Former junior minister at cabinet Jeremy Quin has resigned from the Cabinet Office.
- As the sixth minister to hold the position in the previous three years, Rachel Maclean said she was asked to resign as housing minister. Long-serving Schools Minister Nick Gibb declared he was leaving his position as an MP and will step down at the next election.
- According to Neil O’Brien, he resigned as health minister.
- Jesse Norman has departed his position as the minister of transportation, while Will Quince has resigned as the minister of health.