Nigeria Costs British Minister Her Job

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has resigned.

According to the BBC, she is stepping down due to a honest mistake rather than a disagreement over policy.

It is understood the Prime Minister was advised that the ministerial code had been breached.

Ms Braverman becomes the second cabinet minister to leave government since Liz Truss assumed office as prime minister.

Last week, Ms Braverman came under fire for hinting at net migration cuts which will affect mostly Nigerians and Asians.

In a letter to the prime minister, she said her resignation was due to sending official documents from her personal email.

“Earlier today, I sent an official document from my personal email to a trusted parliamentary colleague as part of policy engagement, and with the aim of gammering support for government policy on migration. This constitutes a technical infringement of the rules.”

She noted that the business of government relies on people taking responsibility for their mistakes hence resigning was the right thing to do after she realised her mistake.

“I rapidly reported this on official channels, and informed the Cabinet Secretary. As Home Secretary I hold myself to the highest standards and my resignation is the right thing to do,” she wrote.

Taking a swipe at Ms Truss who has been struggling to hold her government, Ms Braverman wrote,” pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics.”

She added that she had her concerns about the direction of Ms Truss’s government, especially because it has broken key pledges made to voters.

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