Suella Braverman, the interior minister, was sacked by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday when she stated that police were biased in favor of pro-Palestinian demonstrators.
Sunak initiated action against his interior minister, asking her to “leave government,” an offer that she had granted, the source claimed, despite criticism from opposition politicians and members of his own ruling Conservative Party to remove Braverman.
Suella Braverman would be replaced by Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, according to the political editor of the tabloid Sun.
Former prime minister David Cameron was spotted entering Downing Street as Sunak began to rearrange his ministerial team, igniting rumors that he would rejoin the administration.
Suella Braverman defied Sunak last week by writing a piece in which she accused the police of treating protestors with “double standards,” a charge that opposition Labour claimed heightened tensions during a pro-Palestinian rally on Saturday.
After an altercation between far-right counter-protesters and police, who were attempting to separate them from the 300,000 pro-Palestinian protesters, around 140 people were taken to police.
It is expected that Sunak would make a greater amount of changes to his cabinet, including the appointment of supporters and the removal of some ministers whose performance in their portfolios has not met his standards, according to his Downing Street office.