– A new setback for Truss: the resignation of his interior minister
Less than a week after his Finance Minister was due to be sacked, the British Prime Minister loses the head of the “Home Office” Suella Braverman.
After six weeks in Downing Street, British Prime Minister Liz Truss entered a new zone of turmoil on Wednesday with the sudden resignation of her home secretary over the misuse of a private email address.
Rejected by public opinion and challenged within his own majority, the conservative leader finds his credibility and authority weakened once again, saying he wants to stay in office even if he abandons his economic plan.
Less than a week after he had to sack his finance minister and close friend, Kwasi Kwarteng, he lost the right-wing head of the “Home Office”, responsible for a critical file on illegal Channel crossings, which reached record levels.
Suella Braverman, 42, said her resignation violated departmental code for using her personal email to send official documents. In an atmosphere of hysteria at Westminster, he launched a scathing charge against the head of government.
In her resignation letter, Suella Braverman expressed her “serious concerns” about the government’s policy, which, in her opinion, abandons its promises, especially on the migration file.
He was replaced by Grant Shapps, transport minister under Boris Johnson. By naming a supporter of her former opponent in the race for power – and a potential candidate to replace her – Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss uses this new disturbing chapter of her mandate to show an opening for her alleged disappearance. The advent of power.
Does this departure start a bloodbath within the government like the one that killed Boris Johnson in July? However, it has fallen badly for Liz Truss, who is looking to regain control after her new finance minister, Jeremy Hunt, tore her to shreds on Monday. A massive tax cut She promised.
He proved most combative in the afternoon during the weekly questions appointment in Parliament, a key test of his ability to bounce back, a pose to defend his policy and in the face of calls for his resignation from the Labor opposition.
“I’m a fighter, not a quitter,” she hammered.
What is the use of a PM whose promises don’t last even a week? Liz Truss lashed out at Opposition Leader Keir Starmer as he listed all the measures he should drop.
After this session in Parliament, Liz Truss was due to answer questions from journalists during a visit to a factory in north London, which may have been canceled in terror to talk to Suella Braverman, the failed Downing Street candidate who rallied for Liz Truss.
The current political crisis was sparked by the presentation of a “mini-budget” by then Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on September 23, raising fears of a slippage in the public accounts.
The pound fell to an all-time low and long-term government debt rates rose. The Bank of England had to intervene to prevent the situation from turning into a financial crisis.
In charge of reassuring the markets, Jeremy Hunt is now thought to have the upper hand over Liz Truss. He canceled all tax cuts promised by the prime minister and warned of future savings in public spending, raising fears of a return to austerity after the 2008 financial crisis.
The social climate is already cracking and inflation hit a 40-year high of 10.1% in September.
Just one in ten Britons have a favorable view of Lis Truss, compared to one in five Conservative Party voters, according to a Youkov poll. And 55% of Majority Party members believe Liz Truss should resign, two years before a general election in which Labor will defeat the opposition Conservatives.
Now, six MPs from her party have already publicly urged Liz Truss to quit. In the absence of an obvious successor, conservatives are reluctant to engage in a new and lengthy process to appoint a new leader, hoping for consensus to adopt a name, but seem far from achieving it.