New UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman is admired on the right for her attacks on progressive activism “woke”but she’s tackling one of the toughest government jobs.
This 42-year-old former lawyer, elected MP in 2015, had held the little media position of government legal adviser (“Attorney General”), while the British executive is mired in a legal battle over its plan to return the illegal migrants to Rwanda.
This crucial plan for the conservatives in power, at a time when crossings of the Channel on small boats are multiplying on the south coast of the country, is therefore at the top of the pile of files left to him Priti Patelwho preceded her in this position.
But the fight looks fierce. So far, the intervention of the European court of human rights prevented any deportation of migrants and the British justice is currently examining the legality of the device.
Suella Bravermanwhose parents of Indian origin arrived in UK in the 1960s from the Kenya and Mauritiuswas one of the first to declare herself a candidate to take the reins of the Conservative party, after the resignation of the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
His euroscepticism doggedness and commitment to upholding right-wing values made her popular with party members. She is thus one of the 28 British MPs who have refused, on three occasions, to support the Brexit agreement of Theresa May.
Regarding the energy crisis affecting the country, aggravated by the war in ukraineSuella Braverman felt that“it was necessary to suspend this devouring desire” to reach the carbon neutrality by 2050.
Slayer of “wokism”which denounces the injustices suffered by minorities but whose supposed excesses have become the bane of conservatives around the world, she praises the British Empire as a “force of good” and claimed that the Tories were “engaged in a war against cultural Marxism”.
Words that he was accused of anti-racism activists, for whom these remarks have an anti-Semitic tone, an accusation rejected by Suella Braverman. Despite her popularity among the party base, she is significantly less popular among other Tory parliamentarians, who eliminated her from the race for the party leadership on the third ballot. She then gave her support in the campaign to the new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Born in 1980 in Harrow, North West London, Suella Braverman, mother of two, studied law at the University of Cambridgewhere she was president of the Association of Curators, as well as at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.
After several unsuccessful attempts to enter politics, she was elected to the House of Commons in 2015 as MP for Fareham in southern England. A member of the Buddhist community of Triratna, she had taken an oath on the Dhammapadaone of the best-known Buddhist texts.