SOUTH DORSET MP Richard Drax has said Suella Braverman was "saying what the majority of the population are thinking" in her comments about pro-Palestinian marches.

The Home Secretary Suella Braverman accused senior police officers in London of "playing favourites" when it comes to protesters.

The Home Secretary has come under fire for her comments in The Times, including likening the pro-Palestinian protests to marches in Northern Ireland.

She said: “There is a perception that senior police officers play favourites when it comes to protesters.

"Right-wing and nationalist protesters who engage in aggression are rightly met with a stern response yet pro-Palestinian mobs displaying almost identical behaviour are largely ignored, even when clearly breaking the law.”

Facing pressure to sack Mrs Braverman, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak continued to express his confidence in her, but No 10 declined to say whether the pair had spoken since her inflammatory unauthorised article.

It comes as thousands of people are due to gather in London for a ceasefire demonstration today.

The protest has been heavily criticised for it coinciding with Armistice Day.

Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, stood by the Home Secretary saying her comments reflected the thoughts of the "majority of the population".

He said: “Suella Braverman is a friend and colleague of mine.

"I don’t know, but I suspect she wrote the Times’ article out of sheer frustration and exasperation.

"With the police incomprehensibly allowing Saturday’s march to go ahead, she was only saying what the majority of the population are thinking.

"Meanwhile, the (London) mayor, who shares responsibility for the security of our capital city, has emerged solely to criticise the Home Secretary."

He added: "I have already called for the march to be banned for two reasons.

"One, it is disrespectful of the Remembrance weekend and, two, there is a very real risk of disorder and violence.

"Let’s not forget, either, there have already been four marches, with some protesters calling for Israel to be wiped off the map.

"These are not our nation’s values and the Home Secretary is only trying her best to stand up for them. How many more marches will be allowed through London, testing our tolerance to the limit.”

West Dorset MP Chris Loder was contacted for comment but did not reply.