British Prime Minister Liz Truss is separating from Home Secretary Suella Braverman. The conservative politician confirmed the relevant reports on Twitter on Wednesday.
Braverman gave "a technical breach" of confidentiality rules as the reason for her resignation. She forwarded an official document from her personal email address to a "trusted parliamentary colleague," Braverman wrote. Much of it was already known, but it was "right for me to go".
There has been speculation that former Transport Secretary Grant Shapps could become Home Secretary. Braverman belonged to the far right wing of the party and has been a frequent contributor to comments on her plans for a tougher crackdown on deportations. She recently railed against "tofu-eating" leftists in parliament.
It would be the second change in an important department within six days. Only on Friday did Truss fire her finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, and replace her with former foreign minister Jeremy Hunt. The conservative head of government is fighting for office after she triggered financial chaos with planned tax breaks and had to turn around.