Suella Braverman launches rant about 'Guardian-reading, tofu-eating wokerati'

Watch: Suella Braverman rants about 'Guardian-reading, tofu-eating wokerati’

Suella Braverman has launched an extraordinary rant about 'Guardian-reading, tofu-eating wokerati’.

With prime minister Liz Truss clinging on to her political life, the home secretary unleashed a diatribe against opposition parties on Tuesday.

Speaking on a day that saw major delays on the M25 as Just Stop Oil members protested at the Dartford Crossing, Braverman told MPs: “I’m afraid it’s the Labour Party, it’s the Lib Dems, it’s the coalition of chaos, it’s the Guardian-reading, tofu-eating wokerati, dare I say, the anti-growth coalition that we have to thank for the disruption that we are seeing on our roads today.”

Home secretary Suella Braverman has lashed out against 'Guardian-reading, tofu-eating wokerati'. (PA/Getty)
Home secretary Suella Braverman has lashed out against 'Guardian-reading, tofu-eating wokerati'. (PA/Getty)

Labour MPs reacted with laughter to the comment.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper branded Braverman’s words “astonishing” adding: “The home secretary actually talked about a coalition of chaos, we can see it in front of us as we speak.”

Just Stop Oil protesters continue their protest for a second day on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links Kent and Essex and which remains closed for traffic, after it was scaled by two climbers from the group. Picture date: Tuesday October 18, 2022.
Just Stop Oil protesters at the Dartford Crossing caused major delays after they scaled the bridge. (PA)

She added: “The government does have concerns when they face issues where you’ve got a selfish minority wreaking havoc, you’ve got someone who’s resisting all attempts by the powers that be to remove them, causing serious disruption, disorder, chaos, with serious consequences for the public, for businesses, for politics and for financial markets, but they’ve glued themselves under the desk.

“With honourable members opposite we wish them luck with their attempts to extricate another failing Tory prime minister from Number 10.”