‘Balls of steel!’ Lee Anderson praises ‘best speech I’ve seen’ from Suella Braverman

‘Balls of steel!’ Lee Anderson praises ‘best speech I’ve seen’ from Suella Braverman

Lee Anderson has praised 'super Suella'

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 27/09/2023

- 22:10

Updated: 27/09/2023

- 22:10

The Home Secretary spoke in Washington DC about the Refugee Convention

Suella Braverman’s Washington DC speech about the Refugee Convention has earned high praise from Tory Deputy Chairman Lee Anderson.

Speaking on GB News, he branded it “the best speech I’ve seen from one of our politicians on foreign soil for donkey’s years”.

The Home Secretary demanded radical reform to the Refugee Convention as she desperately bids to deliver on Rishi Sunak’s pledge to stop the boats.

Her comments drew criticism from prominent groups and individuals, including singer Sir Elton John who said Braverman is “further legitimising hate and violence” against LGBT+ people.

Suella Braverman and Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson is full of praise for the Home Secretary


GB News presenter Lee Anderson is not of the same view, claiming the Home Secretary had “balls of steel” to deliver such a speech.

“If you’re not divisive as a politician, you’re not doing your job properly”, he said.


“Super Suella has balls of steel. The speech she gave was the best I’ve seen from one of our politicians on foreign soil for donkeys years.”

Anderson hit out at commentators who have criticised Braverman’s strong words, suggesting they are “out of touch”.

“They’re probably public school educated, Guardian reading, muesli reading, out of touch people”, he said.

“Come and knock on some doors in Ashfield and speak to some real people.”

Suella Braverman Suella Braverman has come under fire for her remarksGB News

In Braverman’s lengthy speech to a centre-right think tank in the United States yesterday, Braverman said offering asylum to a person because they are discriminated against in their home country for being gay or a woman was not sustainable.

She has been met with a backlash from charities and a rebuke from the UN refugee agency.

The Home Secretary has defended her assertions, denying she is without “compassion”.

“What I would say is that we are facing unprecedented levels of illegal migration, not just in the UK but also in countries like the US and other western or European nations”, she said.

“It’s right that we ask for greater collaboration at the international level amongst like-minded partners and, ultimately, the UK cannot sustain such levels of illegal migration or, indeed, legal migration.

“It’s indeed the prudent thing for political leaders to call this out and take steps to address it.”

Braverman also refused to rule out the UK leaving the United Nations’ Refugee convention should it continue unreformed.

Her speech also included warnings of the “existential threat” of uncontrolled migration and attacks on the “misguided dogma” of multiculturalism, which she said had “failed”, with communities living “parallel lives”.

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