The First Controversy Of The First British-Indian Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak’s inclusion of Suella Braverman in his team didn’t go well with his party leaders. She was made the Secretary of State for the Home Department despite knowing that she had to step down from her earlier post in the Lizz Truss government due to a technical breach of government rules.
• Suella Braverman is an outspoken critic of Liz Truss’s economic policies
• She supported deporting of illegal migrants to Rwanda
• She came out in open support of Rish Sunak during the run-up to his election
Who Is Suella Braverman?
Suella Braverman’s father is a businessman from Goa and her mother is a Tamil woman. She held the portfolio of the Attorney General in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and became the Home Secretary in the Liz Truss cabinet. But she had to resign from her post due to a technical glitch.
She had to step down from her post last week after she was alleged to have broken the ministerial code. In her resignation letter, she criticized Liz Truss by saying that Truss had broken key pledges promised to voters.
Why Is Rishi Sunak Criticized For Including Suella Braverman In His Cabinet?
The official Twitter handle of the Prime Minister drew negative comments after the news of her appointment was broken. People questioned the Conservative Party’s move to reappoint a leader who had admitted to a security breach. Others questioned her support for policies, especially on migration control.
This PM’s no better than the last two tweeted Labour MP, Chris Bryant. Appointing Suella Braverman as the Home secretary just days after she was sacked for a security breach didn’t smack integrity, competence, professionalism, or sensible politics. It’s just cynical maneuvering, said the lawmaker.
Why Is Suella Braverman Criticized?
She expressed “reservations” about UK’s trade deal with India fearing it could increase migration to the UK. Earlier in the month, she blamed uncontrolled migration into the UK and the newcomers’ failure to integrate for the riots in Leicester following an India-Pakistan cricket match. She also supported deporting illegal migrants to Rwanda her predecessor Priti Patel. But that scheme failed to launch.