Sunak Moves Away From Populism by Firing Sulla Braverman, Bringing Back David Cameron
"By bringing David Cameron out of retirement, Sunak is cutting himself adrift from the aggressive right-wing populism which has typified the party since Theresa May’s resignation in 2019. Presumably he has calculated that Braverman’s approach would cost his party more votes than it could gain," Mark Garnett, a senior lecturer at the department of politics, philosophy and religion at Lancaster University, stressed.
"For that to happen, Sunak requires either some very unexpected good news at home and abroad, or a dramatic split in the Labour Party," he concluded.
"He remains a ‘no fish, nor fowl’ type of politicians and would not be able to oppose efficiently the rising Labour party, which is expected to be the winner of the next general election that must take place before October next year," said Cole, who was a close adviser to Nigel Farage, the leader of the Reform UK right-wing party advocating a no-deal Brexit.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRAVERMAN?
"By refusing to make the changes in her Times article which Downing Street had requested, Suella Braverman made it impossible for Rishi Sunak to retain any authority if he let her stay in the cabinet. Although Braverman has made several controversial statements in recent weeks this issue alone was enough to make her departure inevitable," Garnett explained.
"Braverman is very much-liked among the party members and the Conservative electorate for her clearcut positions on crime and illegal immigration," Cole noted.