Political Chaos in the United Kingdom Increases: Home Secretary Suella Braverman Resigns
Suella Braverman, the 42-year-old British Home Secretary, is resigning from the government of heavily criticised Prime Minister Liz Truss. It is not yet clear why Braverman is resigning.
Last week, Kwasi Kwarteng, the finance minister fired by the prime minister. The political chaos in the United Kingdom is only getting worse.
Braverman is said to have met with the heavily criticised British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Wednesday afternoon. She had even cleared her agenda for that. According to the Truss cabinet, the minister was not fired, but she herself resigned. British media confirmed that. It is not yet clear why she is leaving.
The departure of Braverman, one of the key figures in her government, is another blow to Liz Truss, 47, who has been Prime Minister for only six weeks. She’s been tipsy wildly since her 180-degree turn in tax policy. This was seen as inevitable after the unfunded tax cuts sparked serious turmoil in the financial markets. So she fired her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng and replaced him with Jeremy Hunt. As a result, her popularity is well below freezing.
Sources from The Guardian claim that Braverman’s departure is related to Hunt’s appointment as Kwarteng’s successor. After all, she strongly criticised the rollback of Truss’s much-discussed budget plans.