Tory MPs criticise Suella Braverman’s ‘alarmist’ speech on migration


Two MPs distance themselves from home secretary’s talk of ‘existential challenge’ as she called for human rights reform

Suella Braverman has been criticised by two Conservative MPs for an “alarmist” speech about the need for human rights reform due to the “existential challenge” posed by illegal migration.

Speaking from Washington DC on Wednesday, the home secretary riled some in her party by suggesting that being gay or a woman and fearful of discrimination should not be enough to qualify as a refugee in the UK.

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