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Watch: Home Office minister reacts to Jenrick’s exit

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It was Herbert Morrison who remarked that the corridors of the Home Office are paved with dynamite. Well tonight, they’re blowing up. Just three weeks after Suella Braverman was unceremoniously fired from 2 Marsham Street, her onetime junior minister has now followed her out of the door.

After two hours of speculation, it has now been confirmed that Robert Jenrick has quit the immigration brief, having made clear his objections to Rishi Sunak’s newly unveiled Rwanda legislation.One person who found out the news the hard way was, er, Jenrick’s colleague, Laura Farris. She was about to go on air with Andrew Marr on LBC before she was told the news. Asked by Marr if he had stepped down, Farris replied ‘I understand that he has’ before admitting that she did not know why her fellow Tory had resigned. Awkward.

Will the last minister to quit the Home Office please turn out the lights..?

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