British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Wednesday defended his decision to reappoint Suella Braverman as the Home Secretary who was sacked last week by former prime minister Liz Truss over data breaches.
“The home secretary made an error of judgment but she recognised that she raised the matter and she accepted her mistake,” The Guardian quoted Sunak as saying while replying to Prime Minister Questions ( PMQs) in his first official appearance as the PM in British Parliament.
Last week, Indian-origin Braverman was removed from the coveted post as she sent the official document from her personal email to a parliamentary colleague which was a technical breach of government rules.
During the PMQs, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer stated that Sunak appointed a home secretary who was sacked by his predecessor a week ago for deliberately pinging around sensitive Home Office documents from her personal account.
Braverman, the 42-year-old Conservative leader, had caught the headlines earlier this month with her comments about Indian migrants. In an interview to The Spectator magazine, Braverman said she feared a trade deal with India would increase migration to the UK when Indians already represented “the largest group of people who overstay”.
“I have concerns about having an open borders migration policy with India because I don’t think that’s what people voted for with Brexit,” Braverman said.