Sacked Home Sec Suella Braverman blasts Liz Truss over ‘broken pledges’ after she was axed for ‘security breach’ | The Sun
SUELLA Braverman has today been SACKED as Home Secretary by under-fire PM Liz Truss after an "accidental" national security leak.
The Home Secretary was fired this afternoon after she was caught accidentally sharing secret information with an unvetted MP via email.
The Sun understands the friend that Ms Braverman was emailing Home Office material too was Sir John Hayes, an ex security minister and long term backer.
He has not responded to requests for comment.
In a bombshell resignation letter Ms Braverman raged that she had huge "concerns about the direction of the government", including breaking key manifesto promises on small boats.
She said: "I have concerns about the direction of this government.
"Not only have we broken key pledges that were promised to our voters, but I have had serious concerns about this government's commitment to honouring manifesto commitments, such as reducing overall migration numbers and stopping illegal migration, particularly the dangerous small boats crossings."
Ms Braverman reported the mistake and informed the Cabinet Secretary and other officials – and later handed in her resignation.
The PM was told she had broken the ministerial code.
It comes after the pair had a fiery meeting last night over an upcoming migration announcement.
She was appointed to replace Priti Patel when Ms Truss became Tory leader and PM.
But the pair have been at loggerheads ever since – with major disagreements over small boats and migration policy.
She becomes the third-shortest Home Secretary ever.
The Sun understands former Home Secretary Sajid Javid was in running for the role last night – but he went to war with No10 over one of Ms Truss' advisers, who had been briefing against him.
Former Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is now poised to replace her.
Earlier this month The Sun reported how sources had said the Home Secretary had been "gagged" by No10 and was "hugely disappointed" small boats hasn't been made a priority by PM.
Her team ignored requests from No10 to remove references to Rwanda policy in her conference speech.
The pair were also at loggerheads about migration policy – Ms Truss is keen to open them up to help boost the economy but the Home Sec did not want to open Britain's doors to too much lower-skilled migration.
The PM cleared her diary this afternoon – canning a planned trip to stay in the Commons at the last minute.
She is leaving government just six weeks after being appointed by the new PM.
And it comes just four days after she sacked her Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, and replaced him with Jeremy Hunt.
The PM was due to speak to reporters in a pooled clip, but this was canned just two hours later.
An embattled Ms Truss is on tenterhooks after loads of Tory MPs lashed out at her over the fall-out from the mini budget.
The disastrous package of unfunded tax cuts sent mortgages soaring and the pound plummeting.
It was torn to shreds this week by Jeremy Hunt, who was dragged in by Ms Truss to replace Kwasi Kwarteng as Chancellor.
And Tory MP William Wragg became the sixth MP to put a letter of no confidence in PM earlier today – saying she should quit.
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