'No decent person will shed a tear' over Suella Braverman exit
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MORAY'S SNP MSP has said 'no decent person will shed a tear' at the sacking of Conservative Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
Braverman was sacked from her role this morning after days of pressure, which began mounting after she claimed police treat pro-Palestinian protestors more favourably than far right groups.
She was replaced by James Cleverly, with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron stepping into his role as Foreign Secretary.
Richard Lochhead said that the decision to sack Braverman was correct and accused her of 'fuelling division' ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
“The disgraceful scenes we saw in London over the weekend where far-right thugs attacked police officers were directly caused by Suella Braverman who had spent the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday fuelling the flames of division," he said.
“Her sacking as Home Secretary comes not a minute too soon and no decent person will shed a tear that she’s gone. She was completely unfit for office and it tells us everything about this Prime Minister that he ever appointed her in the first place.
“The Tory Party is increasingly toxic and dangerous, obsessed with stoking culture wars and pitting communities against each other at a time when the country needs serious leadership.
“A general election – and the opportunity to remove this disgraceful government from office – cannot come soon enough.”
Moray's Conservative MP Douglas Ross wished all of his colleagues well in their new roles after a big cabinet reshuffle before calling on Richard Lochhead to focus on the SNP.
"Rather than typically shouting from the sidelines, Richard Lochhead should be looking closer to home and calling out people in his own party," he said.
"In the last week, Humza Yousaf and Shona Robison deliberately misled Parliament while the Health Secretary had to be forced to pay back £11,000 to the taxpayer that he tried to claim for roaming charges on his iPad.
"Yet Moray's SNP MSP is silent on these matters of grave concern for people's trust in those who are the most senior figures in the Scottish Government."