Philip Davies, a Conservative MP associated with right-wing Common Sense Group caucus, told GB News: “I think Suella has fallen victim, as some people do, which is when they get sacked, they can have a hissy fit about it and start thrashing around”
He said the letter does not do Braverman “any credit at all”.
He added: “And I say that as somebody who likes Suella, and who agrees with virtually everything. But this is not a very edifying letter to send”
“All I would say is if Suella felt so strongly about all of these things, why didn’t she resign and send this letter.
“She was there clinging on to her job and this is now somebody who’s basically bitter because she has been sacked”
In a scathing letter to the prime minister yesterday, Suella Braverman said Sunak had repeatedly failed on key policies and broken pledges over immigration.
The prime minister had adopted “wishful thinking” to “avoid having to make hard choices”, she wrote.
Looking ahead to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the government’s flagship deportations plan, Braverman argued the Illegal Migration Act had left the policy “vulnerable” to legal challenges under the European Convention of Human Rights.
If the ruling goes against the government, she added, he would have “wasted a year” on the flagship law to stop small boat crossings, “only to arrive back at square one”.
“Worse than this, your magical thinking – believing that you can will your way through this without upsetting polite opinion – has meant you have failed to prepare any sort of credible Plan B,” she wrote.
Addressing the policing debate and controversial comments she made in a recent Times article which preceded her sacking as home secretary, Braverman said she had urged Sunak to consider legislation to ban pro-Palestinian marches in the UK in order to “stem the rising tide of racism, intimidation and terrorist glorification threatening community cohesion.”
“I regret to say that your response has been uncertain, weak and lacking in the qualities of leadership that this country needs. Rather than fully acknowledge the severity of this threat, your team disagreed with me for weeks that the law needed changing”, she said.
She added: “Someone needs to be honest: your plan is not working, we have endured record election defeats, your resets have failed and we are running out of time”.
“You need to change course urgently.”