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Suella Braverman under fire during UK PM Sunak's PMQs

During Indian-origin UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's second PM Questions session, controversial British-Indian Home Secretary Suella Braverman was once again under fire, with the first question of the session targeted at her.

Protestors outside Downing Street yesterday asking for Home Secretary Suella Braverman to go.
Protestors outside Downing Street calling for Home Secretary Suella Braverman to go. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@slakster

Labour Leader of Opposition Keir Starmer accused Sunak of making “a grubby deal” with Suella Braverman to reappoint her, thus jeopardising national security and exacerbating the asylum crisis, in another prime minister’s questions dominated by the issue of the home secretary’s future.

The Labour leader used all his questions yesterday in his second face-off against Sunak to target the new prime minister over delays in the processing of asylum claims, conditions at the Manston camp in Kent and to question why Braverman remains in her job.

Sunak hit back by criticising Stammer’s support for former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying he would remind him of the matter every week. 

Earlier, Braverman and Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami met in London to discuss cooperation on migration and security issues. 

The meeting followed Braverman's controversial remarks last month that referenced the India-UK Migration and Mobility Partnership (MMP) as not working very well in tackling illegal immigration and visa overstayers from India.

"I look forward to working with our friends on mutually shared interests including security and migration," Braverman tweeted after the meeting.

Braverman and Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami met in London to discuss cooperation on migration and security issues.
Braverman (left) and Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami met in London to discuss cooperation on migration and security issues. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@SuellaBraverman

It is seen as a conciliatory move after the Indian mission had countered the Home Secretary's allegations that the agreement with the Indian government to encourage and facilitate better cooperation on illegal migration "has not necessarily worked very well".

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