Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary.
Last week she wrote a newspaper article that criticised the Metropolitan Police’s handling of a controversial pro-Palestinian march for Armistice Day.
The prime minister came under pressure to act after Ms Braverman was accused of undermining the operational independence of – and public confidence in – the police.
Critics – from both opposition parties and fellow Tory MPs – called Ms Braverman’s comments “offensive” and “inflammatory”.
In a piece for The Times, Ms Braverman accused the police of “playing favourites” with how it handles controversial protests by showing a more lenient attitude to left-wing protesters than their right-wing counterparts.
She ramped up her attacks on those attending pro-Palestinian demonstrations – likening them to Protestant marches in Northern Ireland – comments that were labelled “wholly offensive” and “ignorant” by one former Tory cabinet minister.
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