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Priti Patel STOPS as Home Secretary and says she will return to the backseats hours before being fired by new Prime Minister Liz Truss

Home Secretary Priti Patel stepped down tonight just hours after Liz Truss was named the new Tory leader.

It was widely expected that Ms. Patel would lose her job to Attorney General Suella Braverman when Ms. Truss becomes Prime Minister and she reshuffles the government tomorrow.

But she took a preemptive strike tonight, announcing that she would return to the backseats when her successor is revealed.

In a letter to Boris Johnson, she said it was “an honor and privilege to serve,” but she wouldn’t want to stay.

She has been criticized for the scale of the refugee crisis in the Channel and Rwanda’s deportation program, which has not yet brought a single migrant to Africa.

Home Secretary Priti Patel stepped down tonight just hours after Liz Truss was named the new Tory leader.

It was widely expected that Ms. Patel would lose her job to Attorney General Suella Braverman when Ms. Truss becomes Prime Minister and she reshuffles the government tomorrow.

It was widely expected that Ms. Patel would lose her job to Attorney General Suella Braverman when Ms. Truss becomes Prime Minister and she reshuffles the government tomorrow.

Ms. Patel has told friends she is not interested in another job and would return to the backseat if offered her demotion.

She considered her own run for the top job, opting to remain neutral in the race to avoid splitting the right-wing vote and hoping Boris Johnson’s successor would keep her in the post.

But it looked like she would be replaced by Suella Braverman after years of failing to deal with migrants crossing the Channel from France.

At the end of August, government figures showed that more than 25,000 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK so far this year. It means 2022 is on track to be a record year for small boat crossings.

It has been more than four months since Ms Patel revealed plans to send migrants to Rwanda to try and deter people from crossing the Channel.

Since then, 19,878 have arrived in the UK after making the journey.

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