Suella Braverman may just be the Indian-born MP in Truss’s new UK cabinet

Indian-born Suella Braverman is likely the only Indian-born British politician in the new cabinet, if British media speculation is to be believed that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is set to beat Rishi Sunak to be elected leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister. minister Monday.

Truss, 47, is said to be drawing in his best team and plans to bring up Braverman to replace Priti Patel as Home Secretary.

A contender in the early rounds of the Conservative leadership race, Braverman, 42, from Goa, currently serves as attorney general. She had thrown her weight behind Truss after being knocked out in the second ballot of fellow Tory MPs in mid-July and called on her supporters to follow suit.

“Liz is now ready to be prime minister. She won’t need to learn on the job. And the job is tough and needs to be done right. The party has had six tough years and stability is urgently needed and quickly,” Braverman said. at the time.

She is set to be rewarded for her support by one of the UK government’s top brass, Patel who has not openly declared his support for Sunak or Truss being ready to step down to the back benches -ban.

On his future plans, Sunak said he would support the Conservative government regardless of the outcome and signaled he was unlikely to serve in a Truss cabinet. However, supporters of the 42-year-old former chancellor have insisted he must be treated properly if Truss does indeed continue to take charge of 10 Downing Street.

His talents must be used, a Tory MP told The Daily Telegraph.

Another supporter told the newspaper that speculation that he would fly off to pursue a career in California was unfair.

Certainly the private conversations I had with him, he said he intended to continue. Guess he hasn’t decided what the future holds for him, the supporter said.

According to The Sunday Times’ in its next analysis of what Rishi Sunak will do, the Indian-born former minister’s choices range from resuming a career in investment banking in Silicon Valley, to becoming a simple rowdy deputy who demands accountability from the new leader, to back off politics entirely or regroup for a second time at the head of the government at the time of the next general elections scheduled for 2024.

If (the opposition) Labor ends up becoming the biggest party, I think they will reserve the right to do it again, especially if their vote percentage (in the current Tory leadership race) starts with a 4 rather than a 3, a close supporter told the newspaper.

“The electorate will be very different in 2024, because a lot of crazy people will be gone. Does he want to run again and go into opposition for three or four years? He will only be in his 40s.” there any flaws? Yes. Can he fix all this? Yes, he can,” added the supporter.

Sunak’s allies remain convinced that Truss’ plans to cut taxes and borrow more for economic growth, while popular with the 160,000 Tory members who voted in the current leadership election, will ultimately fail and leave the Tories in a crisis in time for the next election.

Among other key posts in a Cabinet led by Truss, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, a close ally, is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer and Education Secretary James Cleverly is to be promoted to Foreign Secretary.

Other former leadership hopefuls like Pakistani-born Sajid Javid are set to get the portfolio of Northern Ireland Secretary and Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi will be moved to Cabinet Minister post. A few outgoing ministers, such as Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, are expected to retain their respective portfolios in a new Conservative government led by Truss.

While to the UK media the result appears to be a foregone conclusion, the Ready for Rishi camp will still cling to a glimmer of hope that the pre-poll predictions and bookmaker’s odds will be disproved when the results are announced. at 12:30 p.m. local time. Monday time.

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