Indian-origin barrister Suella Braverman was on Tuesday appointed as Britain’s new Home Secretary, a fellow aide of Indian-origin Priti Patel.
The 42-year-old Conservative Party member of parliament for Fareham in south-eastern England, who until now served as attorney general in the Boris Johnson-led government, was one of the first contenders to throw her hat in the ring to replace Johnson. was one of As Tory leader and prime minister.
Braverman was named as Home Secretary by newly-appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss.
The mother of two is the daughter of Hindu Tamil mother Uma and Goa-born father Christy Fernandes. His mother moved to the UK from Mauritius while his father emigrated from Kenya in the 1960s.
The BBC reported that Braverman would be tasked with projects such as the government’s plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda, which has faced legal challenges.
“I want to embed the opportunities for Brexit and clean up the outstanding issues … and cut taxes,” said Braverman, a key member of the pro-Brexit wing of the Conservatives, who want a clear break from Europe. Want to, including getting the UK out. European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
“They loved Britain. It gave them hope. It gave them security. This country gave them an opportunity,” Braverman said of his parents in the launch video of their leadership campaign in July. I think My background is really informed by my attitude towards politics.”
However, he was ousted in the second round of early voting by Tory MPs and threw his support behind a truce, which, as prime minister, rewarded him with one of the highest offices in the UK government.
“Liz is now ready to be prime minister. She won’t need to learn on the job. And the job is hard and needs to be done properly. The party has barely had six years and an urgent and rapid need for stability.” is,” Braverman said of his future boss in Downing Street.
The Cambridge University law graduate married Rayl Braverman in 2018 and her maternity leave brought an overdue legal change last year, allowing her to remain a cabinet minister to give birth to her second child.
Braverman is a Buddhist who regularly visits the London Buddhist Center and took the oath of office in Parliament on the ‘Dhammapada’ text of sayings of Lord Buddha.
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