Suella Braverman warns that a global ‘hurricane’ of migration is sweeping ‘millions’ of people towards Britain and says politicians have been too ‘squeamish about being smeared as racist’ to act for decades

Suella Braverman warned that global migration is ‘a hurricane’ that threatens to hit Britain with ‘millions’ of new arrivals today as she delivered a tubthumping Tory conference speech.

In a red meat address to the party faithful the Home secretary accused politicians of all shades of being too ‘squeamish about being smeared as racist’ to act on illegal immigration over the past 30 years. 

And she used the example of her own parents – who were of Indian heritage but who arrived in Britain from east Africa – to paint a dire picture of the threat facing the UK.

Referencing a speech by former Conservative PM Harold Macmillan about the break up of the former British Empire, she said: ‘The wind of change that carried my own parents across the globe in the 20th century was a mere gust compared to the hurricane that is coming.’

In another crowd-pleasing announcement, Ms Braverman vowed that sex offenders will no longer be able to change their name or gender to evade monitoring. 

She also lashed out at trans rights and ‘woke’, attacking ‘Keir ”take the knee” Starmer’.

The blunt speech will fuel claims that she is already positioning herself to be the next Tory leader if Rishi Sunak leads the party to election defeat next year. 

The intervention comes after Kemi Badenoch, also touted as a contender should Rishi Sunak’s bid to see off Labour fail, used a similarly upbeat address yesterday to blast ‘woke‘ views.

In a red meat address to the party faithful she accused politicians of all shades of being too ‘squeamish about being smeared as racist’ to act on illegal immigration over the past 30 years.

And she used the example of her own parents – who were of Indian heritage but who arrived in Britain from east Africa – to paint a dire picture of the threat facing the UK.

Kemi Badenoch (right), also touted as a contender should Rishi Sunak’s bid to see off Labour fail, used a tub-thumping address yesterday to blast ‘ woke ‘ views. Commons Penny Mordaunt (left) has also been busily glad-handing at conference, including speaking at a Next Gen reception last night – although she was careful to stay loyal

She lashed out over trans rights, Remainer defeatism and the pace of reaching green targets.

Meanwhile, Commons Penny Mordaunt has also been busily glad-handing at conference, including speaking at a Next Gen reception last night. 

However, she has been careful to stress her loyalty to Mr Sunak. When one activist shouted ‘Penny for PM!’ she rebuked them, saying ‘no, no, no… calm down.’

One former Cabinet minister told MailOnline that the jockeying was not ‘tasteful’ and ‘preeners don’t become leaders’. 

Mr Braverman told the audience she was surprised the Human Rights Act was not called the ‘Criminal Rights Act’.

Addressing the main stage at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester said: ‘(The public) know another thing, that the future could bring millions more migrants to these shores, uncontrolled and unmanageable unless the Government they elect next year acts decisively to stop that happening.’

Talking about ‘illegal immigration’, she said: ‘Our country has become enmeshed in a dense net of international rules that were designed for another era. And it is Labour that turbocharged their impact by passing the misnamed Human Rights Act.

‘I’m surprised they didn’t call it the ‘Criminal Rights Act’.’

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