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Row over Braverman's reappointment as UK Home Secy
Row over Braverman's reappointment as UK Home Secy

London, Oct 26 (TIWN) UK's new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak kicked off a row by reappointing Indian-origin Suella Braverman as Home Secretary, just days after she quit over a technical breach of government rules.

Braverman -- an outspoken critic of former PM Liz Truss's economic policy -- stepped down last week after breaching email security rules. In her resignation letter, she also raised concerns about the direction of Truss's government.  "Appointing Suella Braverman as Home secretary just days after she was sacked for a security breach doesn't smack of integrity, competence, professionalism or sensible politics. It's just cynical manoeuvring. This PM's no better than the last two," tweeted Labour MP Chris Bryant.  The London-born daughter of a Goan-origin father and Tamil-origin mother, Braverman had come out in support of Sunak saying he is the "only candidate that fits the bill and I am proud to support him".  Braverman's appointment came hours after Sunak said he wanted to lead the Conservative party with "integrity, professionalism and accountability".  Labour MP Yvette Cooper lashed out at Sunak saying, "our national security and public safety are too important for this kind of chaos".  "He said he wants his Government to have 'integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level' yet he has just appointed Suella Braverman to be Home Secretary again a week after she resigned for breaches of the Ministerial Code, security lapses, sending sensitive Government information through unauthorised personal channels, and following weeks of non-stop public disagreements with other Cabinet Ministers," Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, was reported as saying in The Sun.  According to The Guardian, the move is widely seen as a "payback" for her endorsement of Sunak when Johnson threatened a comeback during the leadership race.

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