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Liz Truss’ ill-fated tenure as UK Prime Minister was engulfed in even more chaos on Wednesday when Suella Braverman, her Home Secretary, resigned seven weeks after using a personal email address that breached ministerial rules .

Braverman said she “sent an official document from my personal email to a trusted parliamentary colleague as a party of political engagement.”

“This constitutes a technical breach of the rules,” she wrote in a resignation letter that was also scathing about Truss’s leadership and pointed to deep cracks at the heart of his government.

β€œThe business of government depends on people accepting responsibility for their mistakes. Pretending we didn’t make mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see we made them, and hoping things will magically happen is not serious politics,” Braverman wrote in a thinly veiled critique of Truss’ many U-turns. on taxes and public spending.

“I have concerns about the direction of this government,” Braverman said. “Not only have we broken key commitments that were promised to our constituents, but I have serious concerns about this government’s commitment to honoring the commitments in the manifesto.”

Truss accepted Braverman’s resignation, saying “it is important that the departmental code is upheld and that cabinet confidentiality is respected,” she said in a letter.

Grant Shapps has been named Braverman’s replacement at the Home Office, Downing Street tweeted on Wednesday.

The lawmaker was Transport Secretary under former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and said earlier this week during a podcast recording with comedian Matt Forde that Truss had ‘Mount Everest to climb’ to stay in office , according to PA Media.

“What she has to do is like threading the eye of a needle with the lights off,” Shapps said.

Braverman’s departure comes amid mounting pressure on the beleaguered leader, whose time in Downing Street has been dramatically derailed by a sweeping tax agenda that Truss was forced to abandon and apologize for.

It comes five days after Truss sacked his chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, over the mini budget, which sent the pound’s value crashing and forced the Bank of England to intervene to calm the markets.

And it will lead to even more turnover in the UK government. Truss will soon appoint Britain’s third home secretary in eight weeks, to accompany his fourth finance minister in four months.

Several Conservative British lawmakers told CNN they had ‘reservations’ that the reason for Braverman’s resignation was limited to what she described in her letter – the sending of a draft ministerial statement from his personal email – and demanded it was a resignation offense.

One lawmaker called the official version of events “nonsense”, another called it “highly unusual, if true”.

Braverman took part in the Conservative Party leadership campaign over the summer, which was ultimately won by Truss. A rising star on the party’s right wing, Braverman has repeatedly pledged to reduce illegal migration to Britain and has frequently fueled culture war topics.

During a debate on a Public Order Bill in Parliament on Tuesday, she criticized ‘the Guardian-reading, tofu-eat wokerati’ for leading the climate protests that have blocked Britain’s roads in recent months.

Meanwhile, Truss is at serious risk of becoming Britain’s shortest ever leader, with some of her own lawmakers calling for her to step down and opinion polls pointing to electoral annihilation for her Conservative Party.

On Wednesday, the new home secretary told reporters he was ready to work to keep the British people safe despite “turbulent times” for the UK government.

“I accept that the government has obviously gone through a very difficult time,” Shapps said, adding that Britain’s new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, had done “a great job of sorting out the issues with this mini budget.”

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