British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has received the first letter of no confidence since the sacking of Home Secretary Suella Braverman. In a scathing letter to committee chairman Sir Graham Brady in 1922, Rishi Sunak MP Andrea Jenkyns criticized him for “getting rid of our democratically elected leader, Boris Johnson”, saying: “Enough is enough”.
“If it wasn’t bad enough that we have a party leader who has been rejected by party members, polls show that the public rejects him and I wholeheartedly agree. Time for Rishi Sunak to go,” she wrote on X. (formerly Twitter).
Pushing Boris Johnson out was “unforgivable enough”, but “purging the center-right from his cabinet and then sacking Suella, who was the only person in the cabinet with balls who spoke the truth about the appalling state of our streets. a policing system that leaves the Jewish community in fear for their lives and safety,” she said, adding that she had sent her letter of no confidence to Rishi Sunak “to stand up and fight for true conservatism.”
A vote of confidence in Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party leadership would be triggered if 15 percent of his MPs submit letters saying they want a change of leader.
Rishi Sunak has brought former British prime minister David Cameron back as foreign secretary in a reshuffle prompted by his sacking of Suella Braverman following her criticism of the police.
The restructuring at the ministry followed growing criticism of Suella Braverman from opposition lawmakers and members of the governing Conservatives. The ever-controversial Indian-born Suella Braverman defied the British prime minister last week in an unauthorized article accusing the police of a “double standard” at the protests, suggesting they were tough on right-wing protesters but soft on pro-Palestinian protesters.
The reshuffle also saw the resignation of UK environment secretary Therese Coffey, who said in a letter that it was time to “step back” as she was replaced by former health secretary Steve Barclay. Victoria Atkins has stepped into Steve Barclay’s old role at the Department of Health. Richard Holden replaced Greg Hands as party chairman.
The British Prime Minister wrote on X: “Today we have built a united team ready to bring the changes this country needs for the long term. Professionalism, integrity, and experience – this is a team that will be bold in making the right decisions for our great country, not the easy ones. “
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