Sunak refuses to sack Braverman as PM has final word in ‘supportive letter’

Suella Braverman will remain Home Secretary, despite opposition parties demanding for an investigation and potentially her dismissal.

The news comes after it was revealed on Sunday that she had asked state officials to assist her in avoiding a group speed awareness training.

Rishi Sunak stated in a letter to the Home Secretary that his independent ethics advisor advised him that “on this occasion, further investigation is not necessary, and I have accepted that advice.”

“Based on your letter and our discussion, I have concluded that these matters do not constitute a violation of the Ministerial Code.”

The Prime Minister says that “a better course of action could have been taken to avoid giving rise to the perception of impropriety”

Mr Sunak is relieved that Suella Braverman is taking “these matters seriously” and has offered a “thorough account, apologised, and expressed regret.”

Mrs. Braverman, on the other hand, has apologised for the story giving rise to the perception that she may have violated the ministerial code: “Nonetheless, given the fundamental importance of integrity in public life, I deeply regret that my actions may have given rise to that perception, and I apologise for the distraction this has caused.”

On Monday, the Home Secretary said: “I’m confident that nothing untoward has happened.”

“Last summer, I was speeding. I regret that. I paid the fine and I took the points but we’re focused now on delivering for the British people and working for them.”

A decision by Mr Sunak to allow an investigation would have risked yet more allegations that the civil service ‘blob’ is driving the government.

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Amid more allegations against Mrs Braverman in the press last night, a Tory MP said that civil servants are the new “enemy within”.