British Home Secretary Braverman: The traitor


Status: 03.11.2022 3:20 pm

Soyla Braverman is a proven hawk when it comes to immigration, and British Prime Minister Sunak wanted to unite the Conservative Party with her appointment as Home Secretary. Now she argues and splits as much as she can.

Written by Christoph Brussel, ARD Studio London

A heated debate over the government’s asylum policy took place in the House of Commons earlier in the week. In the exchange of blows, Soyla Braverman explained how she assesses the situation on the English Channel, where thousands of refugees have arrived on inflatable boats from France this year: the British people have a right to know which side is serious about.” The Home Secretary said the invasion “stopped on the south coast.”

Christoph Brussel
ARD-Studio London

The term “invasion” is defined as the advance of hostile military units into foreign lands. This sentence, which says a lot about the new Home Secretary, was no gaffe: Braverman sees it this way – despite obvious criticism from his own party, no apology followed.

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Braverman is a right-wing conservative. Born in 1980, she is the daughter of Indian immigrants who came to England in the 1960s. The former attorney general has been a Member of Parliament since 2015. In 2017 and 2018 she was chair of the European Research Group (ERG) – a loose alliance of right-wing politicians within the Conservative faction who want to implement Brexit and have pushed the party to the right more than ever. gone.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appointed her Home Minister in order to engage the right wing of the party. After massive disagreements in the party, his plan was to form a government that would unite the Conservatives. It remains to be seen whether this will work with the new interior minister.

The brave argue and polarize. In a debate, she blamed the “Coalition of Chaos” on the fact that traffic was under siege because protesters were stuck. It’s the tofu-eating Labor and Liberal Democrats who have awakened readers of the North London Guardian to thank. The people who should unite the party are dividing the country.

A protest poster against Suella Braverman in front of the British Parliament read: “It’s a disaster – get her out!”

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Braverman wants to reduce the number of refugees, something Brexit supporters have repeatedly promised but have been unable to deliver. Great Britain has been the scene of a global migration crisis, as they have been rumoring for years. About 40,000 people have come to southern England by boat this year, Braverman said in the House of Commons. In a European comparison, this is not so much.

What gets lost in all of the populist rhetoric is that Braverman has no idea how to reduce that number either. She hopes that deportations to Rwanda will prevent refugees from coming to Great Britain. These flights have been suspended for legal reasons.

Braverman has now come under fire for the unsustainable conditions in the accommodations in Kent for the refugees who have arrived: facilities are overcrowded and authorities are reporting outbreaks of disease. The opposition accuses the Interior Minister of deliberately not reserving any hotels or other accommodation. In addition, the state authorities will need a very long time to process asylum applications.


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