Rishi Sunak will want to have a “very serious conversation” with Suella Braverman about her comments about the police, a senior Tory MP has suggested.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the treasurer of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, said he believed Mr Sunak should seek an undertaking from the Home Secretary to change her behaviour or consider moving her to a different Cabinet job.
Asked if he expected Ms Braverman to stay in her post, Sir Geoffrey told the BBC: “I think that is a matter for the Prime Minister.
“But I think he will certainly want to have a very serious conversation with her to say that in this sort of situation where tensions are running extremely high on both sides for understandable reasons already, we need to actually calm the whole situation down rather than rile it up and to seek an undertaking from her that either she will handle it in that way, in a calmer, private way in future, or possibly consider it is time for her to move to another job in the Cabinet.”
He added: “I think that we cannot carry on as we are. This is completely unacceptable to carry on as we are on these very, very sensitive matters.”