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‘Sack Suella Braverman immediately,’ Plaid and Welsh Lib-Dems call

01 Nov 2022 3 minute read
Suella Braverman Home Secretary, PA images Jacob King.

Welsh politicians have called for Home Secretary Suella Braverman to be sacked immediately after she described asylum seekers arriving in the UK as ‘invaders’.

The comments from the Home Secretary in the House of Commons come just a day after a migration processing centre at Dover Port was firebombed.

The under-pressure Home Secretary has vowed to fix the UK’s “broken” asylum system as she rejected calls to resign over her response to the migrant crisis.

On Monday, Ms Braverman denied ignoring legal advice to procure more accommodation amid warnings a temporary holding centre at Manston in Kent was dangerously overcrowded.

With the Government spending £6.8 million a day putting up migrants in hotels – at an average cost of £150 per person per night – she insisted she was right to order a review of the way the system was working.

But she faced criticism from some opposition MPs for inflaming the situation after she said the Government is committed to “stopping the invasion on our southern coast”.

Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts said the controversial housing of asylum seekers at Penally, near Tenby, had set a dangerous precedent.

“Plaid Cymru warned last year that the use of the filthy and unsuitable Penally camp to house asylum seekers would set a dangerous precedent. We urged the Home Office to ensure that its institutional failures would not be swept under the carpet, and asked for binding guarantees that a situation like Penally could never happen again.

“The Manston crisis shows that the Home Office learned nothing. It is the result of basing an asylum system on hostility instead of humanity. Suella Braverman must go.”

‘Far-right language’

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said comments by Braverman risk inciting violence and placing lives at risk, and called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to sack her without delay.

“The Conservative Party is now unashamedly adopting the language of the far right, showing just how far the party has fallen in recent years,” said Jane Dodds MS.

“Suella Braverman’s comments are a national disgrace that will endanger lives, Rishi Sunak should have sacked her on the spot if he had even an ounce of credibility.

“As someone who worked with refugees for many years, I feel strongly we need to start with language, first and foremost these are people we are talking about not an invasion, they are people who want to build a life for themselves and their families, contribute to our society and our economy, and support themselves and the communities that take them in.

“Persistent attempts to dehumanise them by various actors, including some in the cabinet, degrade our country and all it stands for. The UK I know and love is based on kindness and compassion – treating people with dignity is the very least we should expect of our Government.

“Suella Braveman should be sacked immediately, and the Conservative Party should denounce her comments.”


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Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
25 days ago

Guy Fawkes night is coming. That’s all I’m saying.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
24 days ago

Oh here we go. All my recent posts “votes” have been reduced by exactly one each.
Who have I upset now!? 🙄 I’ve been quite mild by my standards.
I’ve narrowed it down to fascists, Unionists, paranormalists or rugby boys. All known for behaving like oversensitive 13 year olds.

Doctor Trousers
24 days ago

there’s been a fair bit of activity on mine, it went from -1 to +5 and back down to +2

Richard 1
Richard 1
25 days ago

Were her family invaders when they came here in the 1960s from Mauritius and Kenya?

Erisian
Erisian
25 days ago
Reply to  Richard 1

None so righteous as the recently converted.

hdavies15
hdavies15
24 days ago
Reply to  Erisian

Righteous? More like slipping easily onto the dark side. Seriously though I’d say leave her in post as any replacement is likely to harbour similar thoughts and attitudes. At least with S.B she is openly hostile whereas most of the others are devious sly 2 faced.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
24 days ago
Reply to  Erisian

When the oppressed become the oppressors to curry favour.
Although in Cruella’s case I think she’s just sadistic.

Doctor Trousers
24 days ago

Braverman belongs to a shady Buddhist sect with a dubious past, started by a middle class English man who thought he would take it upon himself to ‘modernise’ Buddhism.
I wouldn’t be surprised if she justifies everything according to some twisted concept of karma, where all these people fleeing war, famine and oppression should just stay put and try and suffer graciously enough to be born in a richer country next time.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
24 days ago

Oh I didn’t know that about her. There’s plenty of violent Buddhists around though, so it doesn’t surprise me. Not the majority of course, but in similar proportion to those in other religions including the 3 Abrahamic ones. She’s a snarling sadistic creature and it says everything about the new (suddenly) “trustworthy” Tories that she is still in her job after her incompetence. But then it’s about the “votes” Rishi Rich had to buy from the far right so they wouldn’t vote Bozo the clown back in. Party before country every single time. And the cost for this stitch up… Read more »

Doctor Trousers
24 days ago

unfortunately, I think the sort of bastards who vote tory because ‘they can be trusted with the economy’ won’t be put off by this brutal dehumanisation of refugees. worse still, it’ll appeal to the far right fantasists who are still under the illusion that refugees come here because they have such an easy time of it. we are here because british culture is fundamentally sick, because colonialism and racism is its bedrock. this is why we need independence, not just for Wales, Scotland and Ireland, but for everyone in England who wants to look to a progressive, social democratic future.… Read more »

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
24 days ago

Braverman is employing the familiar diversion tactic of shameless right wing politicians whenever they are in trouble – whip up hatred towards immigrants!

Jim
Jim
24 days ago

Convenient distraction from Truss and her rumoured incriminating phone records.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
24 days ago

Suella Braverman is a disgusting hateful creature. I’m sorry but I can’t describe her in any other way. She should be forcefully removed from office because she is not only a threat to national security but is a danger to society having whipped up anti-,migrant sentiment resulting in far-right extremists trying to murder immigrants housed in Kent. And since she became Home Secretary has used inflammatory language & rhetoric favoured by fascists & neo-Nazis to describe immigrants, some who are in a similar situation to her parents, who themselves were economic migrants from Mauritius & Kenya of subcontinent Indian ancestry… Read more »

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