Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman has told GB News about her failure to ban the Pride Progress flag on Government buildings.

The flag, which is said to be a celebration of the LGBT+ community, was heavily criticised by Braverman who felt it only served to exacerbate divisiveness in politics.

Speaking at the National Conservatism conference in Washington DC on Monday, she said: “Far, far too many Tory politicians agree, and still agree, that the Progress flag must be flown to be kind, to be inclusive.

“It shows how liberal and progressive we are, and that’s what many Conservatives want to be.

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Suella Braverman has criticised the previous government

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“The Progress flag says to me one monstrous thing: That I was a member of a government that presided over the mutilation of children in our hospitals and from our schools.”

Elaborating on this in an exclusive GBN America interview with Steven Edginton, she said: “The Progress flag represents a highly contested view that adults and children can change their sex.


“I categorically and profoundly disagree with that view. So I don’t believe that a man can become a woman, I don’t believe that a woman can become a man.

“So that is what I talked about in my speech, part of our failure and part of the responsibility we have to own up to is that we oversaw, at a symbolic level, the waving of the Progress flag on government buildings such as the police, the NHS, the armed forces.

“I tried to fight against it and I failed for a combination of reasons. There is a doctrine within Whitehall that says that the Progress flag is a sign of inclusivity and progressive values and is to be welcomed.

“There are also Conservative politicians and ministers that support the Progress flag and that is one of the reasons I failed.

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The Progress pride flag has been “flown from government buildings”


“I admit my failure, I am not going to pass the buck. I do not agree with the Progress flag and I don’t believe that it should be flown from a government building.”

Braverman reiterated these views Tuesday, writing on X: “The Progress flag represents the highly contested view that people, including children, can change their sex.

“I disagree with that view, yet the Progress flag is flown on government buildings, by the police, NHS and armed forces.

“It’s a symbol of our failure as Conservatives.”

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Suella Braverman said that the Tory’s failed


The former Home Secretary has been widely tipped to replace Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership election.

Speaking immediately after she was re-elected in Fareham and Waterlooville on Thursday, Braverman apologised for the Tories’ “failure” over the last 14 years.

She also accused many Tories of being “liberals”, which she blames for the election defeat.