RISHI Sunak's brief political honeymoon is well and truly over just a few days into his leadership. His Home Secretary Suella Braverman continues to face serious questions about her judgement and competence. She still has not fully explained the circumstances surrounding her leaks of sensitive government information which led to her being forced to resign as home secretary by the unelected prime minister before the current unelected Prime Minister reappointed her to the job just a few days later as part of a cheap and shoddy political deal in order to bolster his position with the right-wing lunatic extremist wing of the Conservative party, which, these days, is most of it.

Now Braverman finds herself at the centre of another controversy. It is alleged that the Home Office deliberately allowed conditions at the Manston migrant processing centre in Kent to deteriorate. The centre, which currently holds some 4000 migrants awaiting processing in unsanitary conditions, is only designed to hold 1000. The centre is experiencing outbreaks of diphtheria, scabies, and MRSA. Even Conservative MPs, not noted for their compassion where migrants are concerned, have described the centre as not fit for purpose.

Although migrants are only supposed to be held in the centre for at most 24 hours, some have been illegally detained there for several weeks, potentially leaving the Home Office liable for millions of pounds in compensation payments.

It is further alleged that Braverman, for ideological reasons, refused to sign off on the block purchase of hotel accommodation which would have allowed the migrants to be moved out of the centre. Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale, who is the local MP, told the BBC that he understands that it was a deliberate policy decision by Braverman not to book hotels despite legal advice that the Government was in breach of statutory guidance. The row has now become one about whether the Home Secretary failed to do what was legally required of her after being presented with explicit legal advice that she needed to do so.

At the weekend, government ministers came out in force to defend Braverman, aware that if she is forced out of office so soon after being reappointed it will raise serious questions about Sunak's judgement. Michael Gove, back again like a persistent bad smell, went on Sky News and described Braverman as a first-rate front-rank politician, which is only accurate insofar as Braverman is a rank politician with a first-rate front.

However, what really makes the blood of many otherwise calm and reasonable people boil is the hypocritical Tory insistence that they are only taking these cruel and repressive measures which punish the victims of people trafficking because they want to stop the people smugglers. We might have a tiny smidgen more respect for them if they were just honest about it and admitted that they are hellbent on making poor and desperate people suffer even more because so many of their supporters are racist bigots who don't want any refugees in the UK no matter what horrors they are fleeing from.

However, in a further sign of the moral bankruptcy into which the UK has descended under this Conservative government, guess who BBC Radio Four have got on as a guest to discuss the institutionalised and inhumane cruelty that is now the UK's policy for treating refugees and asylum seekers? Nigel Farage. Nigel. Bloody. Farage. Maybe, just maybe, if the BBC hadn't spent so much time platforming Nigel Farage in the first place, we would not have got into this position in the first place and the callous right-wing extremism of Suella Braverman would never have become normalised and would have remained beyond the political pale where it rightfully belongs.

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Today Braverman is due to appear in the House of Commons and tell MPs what she is doing to fix the problems. Either Braverman turns up and explains herself and her policies in Parliament today or she cowers under a desk and hides from the consequences of her failure like she did last week when she scurried out of the chamber before shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper put her urgent question about Braverman's reappointment to the Commons. Either way, voters are going to conclude that Braverman is a dangerous and toxic liability and Sunak only appointed her out of his own ambition.

Meanwhile, Douglas Ross, that other Tory politician whose career is on a shoogly peg, met with Sunak to discuss how to save the Union. That's like the Kray twins meeting to discuss how to save the East End of London from gangsterism. Good luck with that one lads.