SUELLA Braverman has hit out at the “direction” of the government after it emerged she had left her post as home secretary.

The MP served just six weeks in office and becomes the second holder of one of the great offices of state to go in Liz Truss’s Government.

She has been replaced with former transport secretary Grant Shapps

She has become the shortest-serving home secretary in modern political history, lasting just 43 full days in the role from September 6 to October 19 2022

Braverman claimed she had resigned for a minor and “technical” infringement of rules around handling official documents.

She said she had passed a draft of a ministerial statement – which she said would have become public imminently – to a “trusted parliamentary colleague, much of which had already been briefed to Tory MPs.

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Some outlets have reported the former home secretary had a row with the Prime Minister over the latter’s plans to ease visa rules to make it easier for immigrants to come to Britain.

Braverman’s scathing letter to Truss, released on Twitter, hinted at this and came out with biting criticism of the government.

She wrote: “It is obvious to everyone that we are going through a tumultuous time. I have concerns about the direction of this government.

“Not only have we broken key pledges that were promised to our voters, but I have had serious concerns about this government’s commitment to honouring manifesto commitments, such as reducing overall migration numbers and stopping illegal immigration, particularly the dangerous small boats crossings.”

In a scarcely-veiled swipe at Truss herself, Braverman added: “The business of government relies on people accepting responsibility for their mistakes.

“Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics.

“I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign.”

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Paul Goodman, the editor of Conservative Home said on social media that he understood the background to Braverman’s resignation was “the mother of all rows about migration”.

He said: “Understand that the background to the @SuellaBraverman resignation was the mother of all rows about migration.

“Told she was under pressure from Number Ten to announce liberalising migration plan which would make it easier for OBR to say Gvt would hit growth target.”

Sources have however claimed the move, if she was sacked, was at the behest of Jeremy Hunt, who took over from Kwarteng and taken over control of the government’s response to the economic turmoil caused by the mini-Budget. 

Sources told The Guardian, which originally broke the story, that Hunt was now “pulling the strings”. 

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said Truss was "re-arranging the deckchairs as the ship goes down".

He added: "This is a Government of perpetual chaos. There is no vision other than a desperate and undying desire to stay in office.

"This Government is past its sell by date."

During her time in the role, Braverman said it would be her "dream" to see a photo of a plane taking asylum seekers to Rwanda on the front of the Daily Telegraph. 

She had also pledged to reduce net migration to the UK to tens of thousands a year. 

Stuart McDonald, who shadows Braverman's department for the SNP, said: "While the home secretary's departure will be welcome news to all those disgusted by her Rwanda deportation dreams, it doesn’t change the fact that this entire government is rotten to the core and that with the busted flush Liz Truss in power it matters very little who sits in the cabinet.

“Truss empowered her home secretary to use her little time in office to pursue sickening authoritarian policies that breached international law and endangered refugees and asylum seekers. Very little will change so long as she remains in power.

“With little to no justification for remaining in post herself it’s time now for Liz Truss to do the right thing and also go.

“The mess her failing government is making has damaged the UK’s economy and reputation abroad, and it's now dragging Scotland down with it, demonstrating exactly why we need a permanent escape from the chaos of Westminster control with the full powers of independence.”

Alistair Carmichael, the LibDems' home affairs spokesperson, said: "This is a Government in chaos. People should not be forced to watch the Conservative party implode day after day while real people suffer."

Elsewhere, Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer said: "Suella Braverman was one of the cruellest people to hold high office in recent UK history. Regardless of who replaces her, we can all enjoy this moment."