Home secretary Suella Braverman has resigned, tearing into Truss’s government in her resignation letter.
Whilst Braverman’s resignation comes after she reportedly sent an official document to a parliamentary colleague using her personal email account, this did not stop the former home secretary from making a thinly veiled attack at the PM.
“Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics,” Braverman wrote in her resignation letter, “I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign.”
“As soon as I realised my mistake, I rapidly reported this on official channels, and informed the Cabinet Secretary. As Home Secretary, I hold myself to the highest standards and my resignation is the right thing to do,” Braverman added.
As if Braverman’s message was not clear enough, her letter also contained the line: “I have concerns about the direction of this government.” Ouch.
Grant Shapps, a major supporter of Rishi Sunak, and former transport secretary until he was fired by Truss when she became prime minister, is set to take over from Braverman.
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