Will Suella Braverman end up leading a breakaway conservative faction?(Credits: AP)
In today’s MetroTalk, readers are wondering about what’s next for ex-home secretary Suella Braverman.
Check out her no-holds-barred resignation letter, where she didn’t mince words about prime minister Rishi Sunak’s perceived shortcomings.
With such scathing remarks, it’s not surprising that readers are speculating a bid Tory leadership in the future and some readers are totally on board, others not so much.
One reader’s breathing a sigh of relief that Sunak chose not to fulfil his promises to Braverman, fearing it could’ve stirred up irreparable trouble. But, could Sunak’s lack of action caused derision in the Conservative party anyway?
What do you think about our readers’ letters today?
Share your thoughts in the comments.
‘Ms Braverman and her supporters aren’t traditional Tories.’
Is appointing David Cameron as home secretary Rishi Sunak’s attempt to become more centrist?(Credits: Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street)
Some of us will be heartily glad that Rishi Sunak did not keep all the promises he allegedly made to his former home secretary (Metro, Wed).
Doing so would have caused irreparable damage to the social fabric of the UK. However, there are certainly issues here regarding the prime minister’s integrity that he will have to address.
Since the whole Brexit debate got going, we have had a discernible cleavage between right and left in the party.
During the Boris Johnson/Liz Truss years, the populist right were clearly in the ascendant.
Now, however, and particularly with the return of David Cameron, there seems to be an attempt to return to a more centrist position.
Clearly Ms Braverman and her supporters have little in common with traditional Toryism.
No doubt the civil war will go on. Andrew McLuskey, Middlesex
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‘Won’t someone form a ‘New Conservatives’ Party’?
What do you think are Rishi Sunak’s chances in the next general election? (Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Now that Rishi Sunak has put the final nail in his Conservative Party coffin, will some members form a breakaway ‘New Conservatives’ Party that would garner the grassroots and keep hold of some red wall seats (which at the moment would be impossible) – and position themselves as a party of the silent majority?
They wouldn’t win enough to govern (100-150 seats, maybe) but would have a loud enough voice that the electorate would at least feel they were represented.
Their aim would be to get proportional representation, so that when Labour make a hash of it – and they certainly will – we’ll finally get true representation for our great country. Jim, London
Suella Braverman is on a roll. Rishi Sunak will not lead the Tories at the next general election. Suella Braverman as leader would win by a landslide. Eddie Peart, Rotherham
‘The Conservative Party will need a saviour. Step forward, Suella.’
Is Suella Braverman the only true conservative the Tory party has? (Credits: PA)
I would suggest that Suella Braverman is the closest the Tory party have to a conviction politician, which is a very rare thing these days.
I look at the people around her and all I see are career politicians, whose only interest is to further their own interests and appease colleagues.
I have been a Tory voter all my life but never seen such an inept bunch.
Suella, I’m sure, will become leader of the party at some stage but I hope it’s not over the next ten years as I have never been so sure of an election outcome as the next – Labour will walk it.
Then the Conservative Party will need a saviour. Step forward, Suella. Steven, via email
I don’t understand all these people who are slagging off Suella Braverman. She is the only MP who has the guts to try to sort the migrant situation. We all know this situation cannot go on. There must be a limit on who lands in this country. Christine Pickering, Birmingham
‘It seems obvious to me that Suella wanted to become a martyr’
Do you agree that Suella Braverman’s behaviour is to boost her chances of becoming the next leader? (Photo by -/PRU/AFP via Getty Images)
To those celebrating Suella Braverman’s sacking, don’t forget that she was the one who engineered her previous dismissal.
It seems obvious to me that she wanted to become a ‘martyr’ to boost her chances of becoming the next leader.
Some of the readers’ comments from yesterday’s Metro prove that she made the right choice for her career once again. So don’t be surprised if in a year’s time she ends up replacing Rishi Sunak. Ioannis, Ascot
Suella Braverman is a divisive, spiteful, toxic person. She is the last person who should be prime minister. Andrew, Essex
‘The country is becoming more divided – look at our politics’
Do you think the country is becoming more divided? (Picture: Metro.co.uk/Getty)
It seems to me that the country is becoming more divided. I would sincerely encourage everybody to take a good, long, hard look at what is going on.
I’ve been homeless, it wasn’t a choice. I’ve marched in support of the people of Palestine, because I think they have been treated appallingly for years. I am not anti-Jewish and I know there are many Jewish people who are equally appalled by the treatment of the Palestinians.
I appreciate we are a small country but the rules about giving sanctuary to people in need were established after World War II, largely to try to stop another Holocaust.
I know there are a lot of people in this country who feel they have been left behind, and they have.
Please don’t blame the vulnerable. Look at our politics and where money is spent or misspent, money that could have been used to provide quality housing, education and training, a good quality NHS, and work for everybody who is able and willing to do it.
Listen to the many veterans who say that war never solves anything. We need to unite as a country – and globally – to deal with the many challenges we face. Kate Taylor, Bristol
‘I would rather live in tolerant 2023 than when casual abuse was the norm’
Have people forgotten how the world really was before 2023? (Credits: Getty Images)
I wonder if Brian Challis (MetroTalk, Mon) sees the irony in saying that respect is disappearing while lamenting changes to Britain intended to reduce disrespect?
Should we bring back the black and white minstrels or jokes about gay men being effeminate while telling women to go to the kitchen if they object to sexist language?
I would rather live in more tolerant 2023 Britain than in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s where casual abuse was so often the norm. Lewis Gibson, Birmingham
‘We aren’t supposed to say anything that may upset the woke brigade,’ says Vicki of Solihull (MetroTalk, Tue), undaunted.
She also says this country is going down the pan. It must be in very slow motion. I am 79 and remember people saying the same kind of thing when I was in my teens. Jeff Lewis, Whitefield
In today’s MetroTalk readers are discussing derision within the Conservative Party and society.