Suella Braverman must face ethics inquiry

The Home Secretary must face an ethics probe over allegations that she abused her power.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak must ensure his Home Secretary Suella Braverman faces an ethics inquiry over reports she abused her position and lobbied civil servants for help after being caught speeding, say the Scottish Greens. 

Scottish Greens justice spokesperson Maggie Chapman MSP said:

“This looks like yet another abuse of power from a Home Secretary who seems to think it's one rule for her and another for everyone else.

“Rishi Sunak pledged to ensure his government would be one of integrity and accountability.

“Instead what we have seen is a wave of tax investigations, a litany of bullying allegations, the lingering stench of partygate and questionable loans, and now a Home Secretary who seems to be have put pressure on officials to help dig her out a hole. 

“This is the same Home Secretary who is rolling out totalitarian rules to crack down on freedom of speech, who thinks it okay to detain anti monarchy supporters without reason, who has declared war on climate campaigners and is desperately trying to remove the rights of refugees. 

"Yet, when push comes to shove, it looks like she has tried to hide behind others and get them to cover up for her. This must go to an ethics inquiry, and if these allegations are true then her career of shame is surely finished.”