UK Attorney General With Kenyan Roots Viral Statement Sparks Debate in Britain

  • Suella Braverman, UK Prime Minister during her past public appearance
    Photo collage of Suella Braverman, former UK Attorney General, during her past public appearance
  • Suella Braverman, the current Attorney General of the United Kingdom, has made headlines following her viral statement slamming politicians opposed to some of Britain's rules.

    Suella, whose mother is a Kenyan and moved to the UK in the 1960s, has slammed left-wing politicians who are pushing to abolish UK's past values and some cultures including the Monarchy.

    Speaking during an interview with The Telegraph on Friday, June 17, Suella attributed her parent's experience both in Kenya and Mauritius to defending the values of Britain.

    File photo of UK Attorney General Suella Braverman
    File photo of former UK Attorney General Suella Braverman

    "I am proud of the British Empire. I am informed by the experience of my parents," she stated.

    "They were born under the British Empire in the 1940s, and they have nothing but good things to tell me about their mother country. It was Britain that gave them the opportunity and safety when they were young adults," she added.

    While confronting the idea of abolishing some British Empire beliefs including the education system, Suella explained that values adopted by Kenya from the British Empire are essential as they have contributed to infrastructural development, especially in the construction of roads.

    "My background is one that is ferociously proud of Britain, Britain's history, Britain's welcome. My parents were born under the British Empire. They came to this country with a huge fondness for the empire.

    "What Britain brought to their countries was remarkable. And I get very saddened by this apology and shame, promulgated by the Left and commenced by the collective guilt that started under Tony Blair that is pervading our society," Suella explained.

    Suella called out the leftist politicians for decolonising the curriculum in the UK and pushing for the cancellation of their culture which is being embraced in Kenya and even Mauritius, where her parents came from.

    Her statement has, however, not been received well by the leftist politicians who have railed against celebrating the British Empire.

    The people and politicians who are pushing for the cancellation of the British Empire have called out the Attorney General for embracing ideas whose time has expired.

    She was accused of meddling in the political affairs of the country yet she is supposed to advise the country.

    Last month, the University of Salford scrapped sonnet-writing from a creative writing course in a bid to remove itself from white Western culture amid its push to decolonise the curriculum.

    Suella was appointed the Attorney General on February 13, 2020, by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. She was previously the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from January to November 2018.

    Suella was elected as the Conservative MP for Fareham in May 2015.

    She is a chief legal adviser to the Crown and has a number of independent public interest functions, as well as overseeing the Law Officers’ departments.

    According to the UK government website, Suella also holds the separate office of Advocate General for Northern Ireland. The Advocate General for Scotland has specific responsibility for Scottish law matters.

    File photo of UK Attorney General Suella Braverman
    File photo of UK former Attorney General Suella Braverman