The UK attorney general has joined a chorus of ministers calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step down as she puts forward her own case for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
“The facts are undeniable,” Suella Braverman told BBC Radio 4. Today Thursday. “[Johnson] cannot win the trust of enough people to serve in his government.
“It’s so sad for us today – it’s incredibly sad for us to come to the conclusion that he unfortunately has to stand down,” she said.
Braverman continues to serve as attorney general, but has made a case for the Conservative Party leadership.
“I put myself forward. . . because I believe the 2019 manifesto is fit for purpose, presents a bold and inspiring vision for our country, I want to deliver on the promises contained in this manifesto,” she said.
“I want to take in the opportunities of Brexit and sort out the outstanding issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol,” she added. “I want to solve the problem of illegal boats crossing the English Channel, prevent a court in Strasbourg from interfering in our internal policies, reduce taxes, reduce the size of the state and government spending.”
Braverman also said she would “robustly take on some of this cancel culture and wake up the trash, as I like to call it, that permeates our schools, our universities, our society.”
Ben Wallace, the defense minister, tweeted Thursday: “A number of us have an obligation to keep this country safe, no matter who is prime minister.
“The party has a mechanism for changing leaders and that is the mechanism I advise my colleagues to use,” he said.
A number of us have an obligation to keep this country safe, no matter who PM is. The Party has a mechanism for changing leaders and this is the mechanism that I advise my colleagues to use. In the meantime, the public would not forgive us if we left these state offices empty.
-Rt. MP Ben Wallace (@BWallaceMP) July 7, 2022