Suella Braverman has launched an outspoken broadside against ‘pampered, out-of-touch’ celebrities who criticise her immigration policy.
In a no-holds-barred Mail on Sunday interview, the Home Secretary fired back at the likes of Sir Elton John and Gary Lineker, branding them members of a ‘virtue-signalling elite’ who lecture the British people ‘from their villas and private jets’.
Last week, Sir Elton – who owns a £15 million property on the French Riviera – said that Ms Braverman risked ‘legitimising hate and violence’ with her comments about migrants ‘gaming’ the system to secure refugee status. And BBC presenter Lineker tweeted: ‘She can’t possibly know that they [the migrants] are lying.’
Now the Home Secretary has hit back in uncompromising terms.
She told this newspaper: ‘What we are seeing here is out-of-touch pampered elites, lecturing us on how we should think about very, very serious issues affecting the majority of British people, such as illegal migration.
Read more: Home Secretary Suella Braverman lets rip at ‘pampered, out-of-touch’ celebrities and says what millions have been thinking: Don’t lecture us from St Tropez on migrants, Elton John (or from your licence-payer-funded £1.35 million a year jolly job Lineker)