The day after Prime Secretary Boris Johnson announced he would retire amid a flood of over 50 Tory resignations, the raging for the position of leader had already started.
Attorney General Suella Braverman continues to hold her post even though she has called for the Prime Minister’s resignation and announced she would stand in the race to succeed in his position. Ms Braverman claimed that the government was “technically” operating.
Still, she said on BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “The facts are undeniable that he isn’t able to command the confidence of enough citizens to run the government, and he is unable to get the trust of the party in parliament.”
Suella Braverman attempting to become the next prime minister
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The Attorney General, who, on Wednesday night, demanded Boris Johnson to resign, stated that she does not plan to step down: “For example, myself is serving in a position legally significant and constitutionally based,” she said. “I am still a minister, and I continue to fulfil the duties and responsibilities in my role as a Minister in the Government.”
She also admitted that she hasn’t personally spoken with Mr Johnson to convince him that he should resign: “I haven’t spoken directly with him, and I’ve told the whips that I am against his views. However, it appears to me that many people were able to convey this message to the Premier directly.”
Ms Braverman has also reiterated her previous loyalty to Boris Johnson, stressing that changes have occurred in recent days that have made his position untenable.
“Circumstances have changed dramatically in the last 24 days. I’ve always consistently backed the Premier,” the Attorney General spoke to the BBC’s Radio 4’s Today program.
She has denied that she’s acting deliberately and said, “the evidence is there, and I’m not going to contest the evidence and the information we’ve been presented with.”
As Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister is drawing to an end, Here’s a look at the Attorney General, who has made her intentions clear to follow in his footsteps into the post.
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The Attorney General is Suella Braverman
Ms Braverman was a student at Cambridge University and completed an Erasmus year in France and then completed her master’s diploma in European and French laws from Pantheon-Sorbonne University. She became a specialist in commercial litigation and judicial review, as well as immigration and law of planning at 5 No—chambers in London.
Then she moved to politics in 2005, after which Ms Braverman ran for office in 2005 when she was a candidate in Leicester East. Even though Labour contestant Keith Vaz defeated her, she was ultimately chosen as the Conservative candidate for Fareham. She was elected into the House of Commons as Fareham MP in 2015 and won 56.1 per cent of the votes.
The reshuffle took place on February 13th of, 2020. Ms Braverman was named Attorney General in England and Wales and Advocate General of Northern Ireland, succeeding Geoffrey Cox, who had been exiled from the federal government.
She is the first female Attorney General and the first Conservative female Attorney General. She was criticized at the time for her lack of experience and later by the Bar Council for her bad choices in the job.
Regarding her political background in terms of political knowledge, her political experience is that Braverman can be described as a Brexit hardliner on the right-wing of the Conservative Party. She supported her party’s controversial choice to transfer immigrants to Rwanda.
Ms Braverman declares herself to be “a daughter of her British Empire” She has grandparents from Mauritius and Kenya. She has said that the British Empire was an instrument of good.
Suella Braverman net worth
While Ms Braverman’s earnings are not disclosed publicly, Her net worth is somewhere between PS1 million to PS1.5 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.
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