Suella Braverman warns Tories against ‘devouring ourselves’ with infighting and lashes out at ‘elites’

Home secretary warns Tories against ‘devouring ourselves through fratricide’ – buts stirs controversy with comments on racism and trans rights

Lizzie Dearden,Adam Forrest
Monday 15 May 2023 19:25 BST
Braverman’s speech interrupted by protesters at National Conservatism conference

Suella Braverman has set out her hardline vision for British Conservatism and railed against “experts and elites” amid claims of fresh government splits over immigration.

The home secretary issued a veiled warning to her party about infighting, after dire local election results which sparked calls for policy U-turns and another change in the leadership.

Rishi Sunak is battling Tory rebellions on several fronts, including the small boats bill, net immigration figures – expected to hit a record high – and the climbdown over a promise to repeal thousands of EU laws.

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