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Almost half of Britons want Suella Braverman gone as Home Secretary

Suella Braverman leaving Downing Street wearing a blue blouse.

A new survey from YouGov has found that almost half of Britons want to see Suella Braverman sacked from her role as Home Secretary.

Research conducted earlier this month found that, of 4,417 British adults, 49 per cent want Braverman out.

Just 22 per cent of those surveyed said that they’d like for Rishi Sunak to keep Braverman as Home Secretary, while 29 per cent opted for “Don’t Know”.

Almost half of Brits want Suella Braverman out. (Wiktor Szymanowicz/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Of those who said that Braverman should be kept as Home Secretary, 48 per cent voted conservative, 41 per cent voted Leave during the Brexit referendum, and a majority of 38 per cent were aged 65 or older.

Meanwhile, of those who said Braverman should be sacked, 75 per cent voted Labour, 69 per cent had voted Remain during the Brexit referendum, and a majority of 52 per cent were aged between 25 and 49.

Calls for Rishi Sunak to sack the Home Secretary have gotten louder over the last week, after she hit out at peaceful pro-Palestine protesters, compared their match with those held in Northern Ireland, and accused the Met Police of bias, which officers have said sparked far-right attacks on members of the force.

This latest tirade has sparked the strongest call yet from throughout the House of Commons and beyond for the Prime Minister to say goodbye to Braverman once and for all.

Suella Braverman during the Tory Party Conference.
Suella Braverman’s latest comments on this weekend’s peaceful pro-Palestine march might be the final straw. (Getty)

Before her verbal attack on peaceful protesters and the Met Police, Braverman had already come under fire for launching hateful rants against such marginalised communities as homeless people, refugees, and the LGBTQ+ community.

In a thread shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, earlier this month, Braverman claimed that many of the UK’s rough sleepers are “from abroad” and saw “living on the streets as a lifestyle choice.”

The comments were slammed as “unacceptable” by homelessness charity Shelter, who noted that homelessness was rather a “sign of failed government policy.”

A month earlier, Braverman echoed Health Secretary Steve Barclay’s message that trans women should not be treated in female hospital wards.

In an interview with Sky News, she said: “Trans women have no place in women’s wards or, indeed, any safe space relating to biological women.

“The health secretary’s absolutely right to clarify and make it clear that biological men should not have treatment in the same wards and in the same safe spaces as biological women.

“This is about protecting women’s dignity, safety, and privacy and that’s why I’m incredibly supportive and welcome the announcement.”

Shortly after she made these comments, new data from the Home Office confirmed that the heavy discussion of trans issues by politicians “may have led to an increase in [anti-trans] offences.”

The horrific anti-trans comments came shortly after Braverman’s “deeply disturbing” claims that being LGBTQ+ or a woman should not be enough to qualify for asylum.

Will Braverman’s latest inflammatory tirade finally be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and forces Sunak to put his foot down? A majority of Britons are hopeful.

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