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Sunak and Braverman heckled and told to ‘go away’ during walkabout

27 Mar 2023 2 minute read
(left to right) Community Support Officer Sonja Viner, Police Sergeant Sophie Chesters, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Police Sergeant Matt Collins during a visit to a community centre in Chelmsford, Essex. Photo Jack Hill/The Times

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Suella Braverman were heckled and told to “go away” during a short walkabout in an Essex town centre.

The pair started walking down Chelmsford high street just before 9am on Monday, joined by three local police officers.

The street was quiet and they did not stop to chat to any of the small number of people out and about or go into any shops.

One woman shouted “allow migrants into our country” and “refugees should be allowed in Britain”.

The officer walking alongside Ms Braverman turned his head towards the shouting woman but the Home Secretary did not react.

Shouting at Mr Sunak and Ms Braverman, the woman added: “Go away. We don’t want you here.”

As the woman continued to shout, Ms Braverman continued her conversation with the officer.

During the heckling, Mr Sunak was speaking to the two officers farthest away from the woman.

The walk lasted little more than five minutes before the Prime Minister was driven to Chelmsford Boxing Club, where he spoke about his anti-social behaviour action plan and took questions from an assembled crowd.


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago

I’d love to hear Mahatma Gandhi’s comments on the above ‘photo noir’…

No more beggin’, boatin’, laffin’ or street art by order…Rishi before you get carried away check out Israel…

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
11 months ago

Great job woman in Chelmsford! Stick it them! She did say ‘we don’t want you here’ and she could have added nobody wants you anywhere.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
11 months ago

The people of the UK are NOT the racists, xenophobes, homophobes, transphobes, bigots and scumbags that the Tories and the client media keep telling us we are,….

We are better than Rishi, Braverman and the other scumsacks in Westminster.

Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
11 months ago

This little walk about sum up the future facing the Tories. They are now extremely unpopular and their days in power are numbered. Thank goodness for that!

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