UK home secretary resigns over ‘technical infringement’
London, Oct 19 (EFE).- Britain’s home secretary, Suella Braverman, resigned on Wednesday after taking office under embattled prime minister Liz Truss just over a month ago.
Braverman said she was resigning over a “technical infringement” of the rules and was accepting responsibility for her mistake by resigning.
“Earlier today, I sent an official document from my personal email to a trusted parliamentary colleague as part of policy engagement, and with the aim of garnering support for government policy on migration.
“This constitutes a technical infringement of the rules,” she wrote in her resignation letter.
“Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics. I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign,” she added.
Braverman went on to say that she had concerns about the direction of Truss’s government, which has come under fire over her scrapped economic plan.
“It is obvious to everyone that we are going through a tumultuous time. I have concerns about the direction of this government,” she said.
Braverman added it had been a “great honor” to serve at the Home Office, even if for just a brief time.
“It has been very clear that there is much to do, in terms of delivering on the priorities of the British people,” she said.
The home secretary’s resignation comes after Truss said on Wednesday that she was a “fighter and not a quitter” as she came under fire in parliament.
It also comes five days after Truss sacked her long-time political ally, Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, and appointed former health secretary Jeremy Hunt as his replacement.
Hunt immediately scrapped almost all of the tax measures announced in the government’s so-called mini-budget, which had sparked market chaos and sent the pound plummeting. EFE