Hapless Home Sec copied in wrong person on an email, say parliamentary sources
Suella Braverman quit – or was told to – as Home Secretary this afternoon because she shared ‘highly sensitive’ information that she shouldn’t have – and Number 10 only heard of it because Braverman copied in the wrong person, according to parliamentary sources.
Braverman apparently shared a draft of a ‘Written Ministerial Statement’ (WMS) that Liz Truss and co consider ‘highly sensitive’ – because it relates to potential plans to relax immigration rules – commonsense when there are jobs to fill and the NHS is around 100,000 workers short but a red rag to the Tory right and the majority of their membership.
Braverman, meanwhile, told Liz Truss she should quit.
Why Braverman shared the statement when she shouldn’t have is not yet clear, but as a Home Secretary who said her ‘dream and obsession’ was to see front pages about deportation flights to Rwanda, it’s unlikely she was promoting the idea.
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