Ex-Thatcher aide praises Braverman over ‘courageous’ vow to leave ECHR

Suella Braverman: Only route to the UK is a safe and legal route

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Writing on Twitter, Mr Gardiner said that the Fareham MP was “courageous and principled” in her stance. The foreign policy analyst added that it was essential that Britain left the ECHR so it could take “full control” of its borders and sovereignty.

He said: “Suella Braverman is a courageous and principled politician.

“She is right.

“Britain must leave the ECHR and take back full control of its borders and sovereignty.”

Brexit campaigner and GB News presenter Darren Grimes reiterated Mr Gardiner’s views and even argued that the Conservative Party will lose the next general election if they allow “borderless Britain” to continue.

He said: “Suella Braverman has been given a telling-off by announcing it’s her personal view that Britain has to leave the ECHR if we want to truly take back control.

“She’s not wrong; if the Government allow Borderless Britain to roll on until the next election – they really are finished.”

Speaking at a Spectator event at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Ms Braverman insisted that she was expressing her personal view rather than Government policy.

She also said that the UK should “ultimately” leave the ECHR, indicating that it may not become Government policy in the short term.

She said: “I was pretty blunt about this issue in my leadership campaign.

“My position personally is that ultimately we do need to leave the European Convention on Human Rights.

“That is not government policy, I should say, government policy is to do everything we can within the convention, within the boundaries of the convention.

“But if that doesn’t work, then we will have to consider all options.

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“I don’t think that’s the direction that the world is going in, that’s not the direction that people called for with Brexit.”

The Home Secretary added that Britain should not be “subject to an institution born out of the post-war era which is a bit analogue in the way that it operates”.

However, Ms Braverman’s comments have ignited another row in the Conservative Party with one Government source telling the Independent that she is freelancing in terms of policy.

They said: “As Suella acknowledged, her personal views are contrary to government policy and if she wishes to make those views known within government she should do so in a more appropriate setting.”

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