Police bolster ranks for Armistice Day as Suella Braverman faces calls to quit over pro-Palestine protest remarks – latest news

The home secretary referred to the protests as 'mobs'.

Police bolster ranks for Armistice Day as Suella Braverman faces calls to quit over pro-Palestine protest remarks – latest news
Police officers guard The Cenotaph as fears grow that the war memorial will be vandalised ahead of Armistice Day. Police officers guard The Cenotaph ahead of Armistice Day, London, England
A ‘ring of steel’ will be formed near the Cenotaph this weekend (Picture: Vuk Valcic/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock)

Rishi Sunak is facing a dilemma he does not seem pleased about – to sack or not to sack one of his most senior cabinet ministers Suella Braverman.

In a 700-word opinion piece for The Times, the home secretary accusing the force of bias over planned protests in support of Palestine in London on Remembrance Day.

Her claim that there is a perception some senior officers ‘play favourites’ was not signed off by No 10, the prime minister’s spokesperson made clear on Thursday.

Downing Street was investigating how the article containing such an inflammatory comparison between ‘pro-Palestinian mobs’ and marches in Northern Ireland was still sent to the newspaper for publication.

There was also sharp criticism from Tory MPs, with some lambasting Braverman’s intervention as ‘unhinged’.

One unnamed cabinet minister even went as far as to conclude that, ‘she is toast’.

Meanwhile, Israel has agreed to pause operations in northern Gaza for four hours a day from Thursday, the White House said.

In theory, this would allow civilians to flee along two humanitarian corridors, but Israel has consistently not kept its word and bombed areas where safety had been promised.