‘Suella spoke for millions!’ Alex Deane lashes out at Braverman sacking as Labour smell blood

‘Suella spoke for millions!’ Alex Deane lashes out at Braverman sacking as Labour smell blood

Alex Deane reacts to Suella Braverman's sacking

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 13/11/2023

- 18:01

Keir Starmer’s party heaped pressure on the Prime Minister

Labour will be seeking to capitalise on Rishi Sunak’s radical Cabinet reshuffle, according to political commentator Alex Deane.

It comes after Keir Starmer’s party heaped pressure on the Prime Minister to rid his Government of the controversial Suella Braverman.

In a Cabinet reshuffle today, Sunak made the decision to sack Braverman and replace her with James Cleverly.

According to political commentator Alex Deane, the move will only serve to galvanise the Labour Party and motivate them further in their bid for election success.

He told GB News that Braverman “spoke for millions” during her time as Home Secretary as she sought to rid Britain of its migrant crisis.

“I don’t think she said anything that was wrong”, he said.


“Once you let the Labour Party get a scalp like this, they don’t stop. They move on and try and get another one.

“I thought that she had expressed herself forcibly, but with a perfect right to do so.

“It’s a difficult situation for a Home Secretary who doesn’t directly control what the police do on operational matters and has in London Sadiq Khan, someone who is absolutely opposed to her agenda.”

Braverman’s sacking followed furore over her comments regarding pro-Palestine demonstrations.

Suella Braverman

Suella Braverman was sacked as Home Secretary


The Home Secretary had branded them “hate marches” as hundreds of thousands took to the streets over Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Sunak could face difficulties in accruing support among the right of the Conservative Party after the decision to rid the Cabinet of a leading figure of the wing.

Braverman said in a statement she will have “more to say in due course” as she commented on her exit.

Former minister Dame Andrea Jenkyns hit out at the decision, saying it was a “bad call by Rishi caving in to the left”.

Ex-Tory treasurer Lord Cruddas also criticised the action, saying “the coup is complete, Remain has won and democracy has lost”.

The move was perhaps not the day’s biggest shock, with Sunak opting to make former Prime Minister David Cameron the new Foreign Secretary.

The post had been left vacant by James Cleverly as he became the new Home Secretary.

Despite pressure from some Tory MPs for a radical tax-cutting change in the approach to the economy, Jeremy Hunt remains as Chancellor ahead of next week’s autumn statement.

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