Tory MPs today defended Suella Braverman against opposition attacks in the House of Commons as they suggested the Home Secretary was the victim of a “witch hunt” amid calls for an inquiry into her handling of a speeding ticket.
Sir Edward Leigh told the Commons: “What’s wrong with this country? We used to have real scandals about sex or money, or about prime ministers invading Iraq on unreliable evidence where hundreds of thousands of people died. Apparently this is a scandal, all these moral outrage is ridiculous that a minister has asked her cabinet something and she follows their advice.”
Jonathan Gullis said he believed voters were more interested in the policy and the results than in the “witch hunt of the other party”, adding: “The Home Secretary has already accounted.”
Miriam Cates said the original leak of the information related to the Home Secretary’s speeding ticket was a “clear attempt to play the woman, not the ball”.
Meanwhile, Nick Fletcher said: “As this nonsense is addressed, we have to question why, when and how this was leaked, because there is also a civil service code that must be followed.”