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Truss to be tough on immigration as she names former leadership rival Home Secretary

Truss to be tough on immigration as she names former leadership rival Home Secretary

LIZ Truss has signalled that she will have a tough approach to immigration and human rights reform by appointing former leadership rival Suella Braverman as her new Home Secretary.

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Former Attorney General Ms Braverman, who was seen as the original champion of the right in the contest, ran on a ticket of taking Britain out of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human rights (ECHR) and getting to grips with the immigration crisis. When she exited the contest she made a deal with Ms Truss almost immediately as Brexiteer MPs pushed for a “unite the right” candidate.

Back on July 13, Ms Truss was asked in an MPs hustings whether she would be prepared to walk away from the ECHR if it enabled the Government to get control of immigration with thousands of illegal migrants making the dangerous journey across the Channel.

His reply was: “I’d be prepared to do that.”

The appointment of Ms Braverman is also a signal that Ms Truss is prepared to get tough on the trans issues as well.

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Suella Braverman has been appointed by Liz Truss as Home Secretary (Image: GETTY)

Ms Braverman has been a leading advocate of protecting single-sex spaces including school toilets and not supporting self-identification as a policy.

In a recent speech at Policy Exchange, Ms Braverman gave a strong indication of the sort of Home Secretary she might be tackling human rights and woke issues.

She made it clear that there needs to be a more robust view to tackling protesters with Extinction Rebellion activists trying to bring the country to a halt.

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The new PM is appointing her Cabinet (Image: GETTY)

She said: “Should protesters have the right to block the streets? Or block ambulances? How far does a state’s duty to protect its citizens extend vis a vis a foreign national offender’s human right to remain here? Should women have the right to single-sex spaces? Do our feelings about who we are, change the rights to which we are entitled?

“There is now a serious risk that the fight for rights undermines democracy and harms the very people for whom the fight was intended to benefit.”

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Ms Braverman takes over from Priti Patel (Image: GETTY)

Ms Braverman takes over from Priti Patel, who was also a champion of the right of the party when she took office.

Ms Patel faced a lot of criticism during her time at the Home Office, especially over the failure to stop the migrant crisis.

However, the indications are that Ms Braverman will continue Ms Patel’s Rwanda policy as well as seeking to make the police force less woke.

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