By Connor Steel
HOME SECRETARY Suella Braverman has warned party activists that a “hurricane” of mass migration is coming to the UK unless the Conservatives can win the next General Election; the Fareham MP addressing a wide range of issues in her twenty-eight minute address to the Tory Party Conference in Manchester earlier on Tuesday afternoon (October 3).
Ms Braverman focused on migration throughout this speech to a packed hall as she promised to “do whatever it takes” to stop small boat crossings, whilst also announcing that the Government would soon be starting the closure of asylum hotels. Migrants would then be moved into sites such as barges, former army bases, and many centres across the UK.
But she warned that mass migration could become “unprecedented” and spoke about the “millions” that could enter the country; referencing her own parents history in these comments. She stated that: “The winds of change that carried my own parents across the globe in the 20th Century was a mere gust, compared to the hurricane that is coming (to UK).”
Ms Braverman further suggested that Labour’s “Human Rights Act” should have been renamed as ‘Criminal Rights Act’ which she argued had disrupted the Government’s attempts to tackle small boats. Latest figures confirm that more than 25,000 people have been detected crossing the Channel in small boats during 2023 to date, despite being a key policy.
The Home Secretary immediately faced concern about the use of this language as the former Justice Secretary Robert Buckland stated: “I think talking about hurricanes or weather extremes isn’t helpful, unless you explain the why.” It does follow comments from the Business Secretary Kemi Badenock, that were made in a 2nd event hosted by the Spectator.
She argued that: “We live in a multiracial society – We are very, very comfortable with that, because if we were not you wouldn’t have a prime minister that we have, we wouldn’t have the Home Secretary, or the Business Secretary that we have – But we have to be very careful about how we explain and express our immigration policies (to potential voters).”
Away from immigration, Ms Braverman confirmed that she would bring forward a brand new law that would prevent sex offenders from changing their name via deed poll. This followed much campaigning from the Safeguarding Alliance and would be called ‘Della’s Law’ after a six year old girl was raped by a man who had changed his name five times before.
The Home Secretary also spoke about the danger of Britain going “properly woke” under any ‘Labour’ Government, but was heckled by Conservative member Mr Boff. He was sent out of the conference centre as well as losing his pass and told members of the press that Ms Braverman was “making our Conservative Party look transphobic and homophobic.”
Readers are encouraged to explore media links like BBC News, Sky News and ITV News for fresh developing updates on the breaking story; whilst includes reaction from the ‘Shadow Home Secretary’ and Rishi Sunak’s speech tomorrow.
PICTURED BY ALAMY (2T01PXF): Suella Braverman speaks to busy conference hall in Manchester early on Tuesday.