British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday reintroduced Indian-born Suella Braverman as Home Secretary in his newly formed Cabinet.
Hours after pledging to lead the Conservatives with “integrity, professionalism and accountability”, Mr Sunak reappointed Ms Braverman, who quit last week due to a technical breach of rules government rules.
Ms Braverman’s reappointment drew fierce criticism from across UK politics.
“Rishi Sunak at lunchtime: ‘This government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at all levels’.” Rishi Sunak in the afternoon: “reappointed Suella Braverman as Home Sec, after violating official ministerial rules and ‘dreaming’ of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda’,” said Caroline Lucas, a member of Congress tweeted.
Rishi Sunak at lunchtime: “This government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at all levels”
Rishi Sunak in the afternoon: *reappointed Suella Braverman as Home Sec, after violating official ministerial rules & “dreaming” of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda*
– Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) October 25, 2022
Steve Peers, a professor at the University of Essex, wrote on Twitter: “Truly horrible date – one of the worst and most dishonest people in public life.
Really terrible date – one of the most cruel and dishonest people in public life https://t.co/UE0nWBR1Mi
– Steve Peers (@StevePeers) October 25, 2022
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper accused Mr Sunak of putting his party ahead of his country.
“He just appointed Suella Braverman as interior secretary a week after she resigned for breaching ministerial rules, insecurity, sending sensitive government information through unauthorized private channels, and after weeks of non-stop disagreements with other cabinet ministers,” she said as quoted by The Guardian.
Earlier this month, Ms Braverman was at the center of a controversy over considering Indians “the largest group of people who overstay” their visas in the UK.
She said in an interview with The Spectator: “Look at the migration problem in this country – the largest group of people overstayed are Indian migrants.
A hardliner, Ms Braverman’s reappointment has been dubbed “sceptical”.
“The appointment of Suella Braverman as Secretary of the Interior Department just days after she was fired for a security breach does not imply integrity, competence, professionalism or sound politics. It is just the way it is. skeptical maneuver. This Prime Minister is no better than the previous two,” Labor MP Chris wrote on Twitter Bryant.
The appointment of Suella Braverman as Secretary of the Interior Department just days after she was fired for a security breach does not embody integrity, competence, professionalism or political plausibility. It’s just skepticism. This PM is no better than the previous two PMs.
– Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) October 25, 2022
Besides Ms. Braverman, Prime Minister Sunak also holds Finance Secretary Jeremy Hunt in a key position in the new Cabinet. His second appointment was to his ally Dominic Raab as deputy prime minister and judicial secretary.
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