The crisis for UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has deepened with the loss of her second cabinet minister who resigned while heaping criticism on the government’s direction and “broken promises”.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she stepped down for breaching ministerial standards by sending a sensitive document from a private email address.
But in a parting shot, Ms Braverman lobbed a grenade by releasing her resignation letter in which she tells the prime minister that politicians should own their mistakes.
In a thinly veiled attack, Ms Braverman wrote that “the business of government relies upon people accepting responsibility for their mistakes”.
“Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics,” she wrote.
“I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign.”
Ms Braverman’s letter stated it was “obvious to everyone that we are going through a tumultuous time”.
“I have concerns about the direction of this government,” she wrote.
“Not only have we broken key pledges that were promised to our voters, but I have had serious concerns about this government’s commitment to honoring manifesto commitments, such as reducing overall migration numbers and stopping illegal migration, particularly the dangerous small boats crossings.”