MINISTERS in full-blown SOS mode fight to save Suella Braverman from anti-Tory attack dogs.
Leveling Up Minister Michael Gove toured yesterday’s breakfast TV shows and hailed his cabinet ally as a “first class leader”.
It was “absolutely right” to reappoint her as home secretary, he stressed, despite her resignation two weeks ago over leaked emails and national security issues.
The rescue mission was launched amid a storm of cybersecurity claims that Mad Vlad Putin had wiretapped Liz Truss’ top-secret cellphone calls to Ukraine and intimate chats with Kwasi Kwarteng.
Labor spokeswoman Yvette Cooper balked at the notion that the Russian outrage was leaked from No10 to divert attention from Suella’s own misdeeds.
This battle of words is important.
After months of cabinet carnage, Rishi Sunak cannot allow another blood sacrifice.
Nor can he risk his carefully balanced cabinet support on Brexit, illegal immigration and law and order.
The Interior Ministry is at the center of the struggle on all three fronts.
Braverman is the declared scourge of murderous crime gangs, their smugglers and “bright” cops who stand idly by as eco-idiots blackmail our cities.
Aside from the cost of living crisis, these are the issues that infuriate voters the most.
They are also concerns on which the prime minister and his home secretary are in unison.
But there is a doubt. Is Suella a series leaker? Is she up to the task?
And if not, how much political capital can the new prime minister afford to burn for her cause?
Downing Street strategists fear the row will divert attention from the real triumphs of Rishi’s first week in office.
His election as Prime Minister had the remarkable effect of instantly calming money markets, erasing billions in Treasury borrowing costs and relieving pressure on mortgages.
In a significant personal tribute, Labour’s Rishi Keir Starmer is already ahead on the economy, defense and the fight against terror.
Considering the horrifying self-harm of the last few months, it’s a remarkable turn of events in a short amount of time.
There are more promises that Boris Johnson has largely left untouched over the past three years.
Illegal immigration tops the list.
Voters watch television images of crowded inflatable boats arriving at our beaches as casually as vacationers do in the autumn sun.
Of the 40,000 landings this year, most are young Albanian men with no right to asylum – gangster apprentices bent on a life of often violent crime.
But the only uproar about their uninvited arrival has to do with the quality of food and accommodation, which has cost the struggling British economy billions.
Suella promises to send them home with fast-track tickets – part of reason for Tory poll surge
Fighting crime is another crowd pleaser.
Suella has condemned the amount of police time wasted on so-called hate crimes, sending cops to question social media users or “getting on your knees” with Black Lives Matter protesters.
Why would taxpayers pay the police to serve tea to Extinction Rebellion hooligans instead of going after the machete gangs rampaging through our cities?
Sunak is impressed by Steve Watson, the Greater Manchester Police Commissioner, who has banned “Wake” policing, got Bobbies back on his feet in polished boots and insisted that every reported crime be investigated.
jokes about the police
Watson told officers, “Police forces must have their full focus on fighting actual crime in people’s neighborhoods, not monitoring bad jokes on Twitter.”
In 18 months he has turned two “failing” forces under his command inside out.
Response times to 999 calls have been reduced by three quarters, arrests by almost a third and investigations leading to an indictment by almost half.
If Steve Watson can do it, why can’t Labor London Mayor Sadiq Khan?
On Brexit, Suella Braverman supports Rishi’s plans to scrap all remaining EU laws and regulations within a year and the decision to lift the Brussels ban on free trade between the UK and Northern Ireland.
Save our Suella, Rishi.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6562470/suella-braverman-sort-cops-brexit-illegals-immigrants/ We need Home Secretary Suella Braverman to sort through cops, Brexit and illegals