‘What the actual f***?!’ Rishi Sunak’s brutal reshuffle receives scathing verdict in leaked MP texts

‘What the actual f***?!’ Rishi Sunak’s brutal reshuffle receives scathing verdict in leaked MP texts

Christian Calgie unveils leaked texts

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 13/11/2023

- 21:57

Updated: 14/11/2023

- 08:46

Tory MPs are 'peeved off', according to Christian Calgie

MPs were left astonished by Rishi Sunak’s radical revamp to his Cabinet, text messages have revealed.

Daily Express’ Senior Political Correspondent Christian Calgie spoke to GB News about messages he received in light of the developments.

He told Patrick Christys the general sentiment amongst Tory MPs showed they were generally “peeved off” at the Prime Minister’s moves.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman was sacked while former Prime Minister David Cameron was made Foreign Secretary.

One MP asked Calgie: “What the actual f***?!”

The reporter told Christys the lack of positivity towards the reshuffle is because it has “cast the Tory Party away from ‘the 2019 realignment that Boris Johnson created’.

“Rishi Sunak has essentially stuck two fingers up at them and decided that they are going to focus on the Waitrose, Home County, Liberal-type Tories on which David Cameron won an election off.”

Another MP is said to have commented: “It’s not good at all.”

“Politically confused”, but very Rishi”, another added.

Sunak has risked the wrath of the Tory right with the sacking of Braverman after her hardline approach to the migrant crisis.

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Former minister Dame Andrea Jenkyns submitted a furious letter of no confidence in Sunak to the Tory backbench 1922 Committee during his Cabinet reshuffle.

She argued that Braverman “was the only person in the cabinet with the balls to speak the truth of the appalling state of our streets and a two-tier policing system that leaves Jewish community in fear for their lives and safety”.

“If it wasn’t bad enough that we have a party leader that the party members rejected, the polls demonstrate that the public reject him, and I am in full agreement. It is time for Rishi Sunak to go,” the MP added.

Tory Party deputy chairman Lee Anderson was among those present at a meeting of the right-wing New Conservatives group in Westminster after the reshuffle.

Anderson had publicly backed Braverman over her comments regarding the policing of pro-Palestine demonstrations.

The decision to jettison the former Home Secretary came after she suggested homelessness is often a “lifestyle choice” and an unauthorised newspaper piece hitting out at pro-Palestine “mobs”.

Braverman said she will have “more to say in due course” about her exit.

Sunak’s press secretary said there had been “issues around language”.

“It is clearly very important that we have a united and strong team at the top of Government.

“I would say there were differences of style and it’s right that we can move forward now and focus on what matters to people,” she said.

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