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Sun Apr 29, 2018, 04:35 PM

Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary after Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary after repeatedly struggling to explain her role in the unjust treatment of Windrush generation migrants.

The home secretary had faced mounting pressure over her role in setting the culture and policies that led to long-term residents of Britain from Caribbean countries being denied healthcare, pensions and benefits and in some cases being threatened with deportation.

Rudd had been due to appear before parliament on Monday to explain apparent discrepancies between her evidence to the home affairs select committee last week and a memo leaked to the Guardian that linked her to targets for removing migrants.

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Downing Street sources said that in preparing for her Commons statement on Monday, new information had become available that convinced her she must resign. However, they continued to insist that the “ambition” for a 10% increase in removals mentioned in a separate leaked letter was not a formal target.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/29/amber-rudd-resigns-as-home-secretary-after-windrush-scandal

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:48 PM

1. Unfortunately, I fear that she may be replaced by someone even worse.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2018, 01:14 AM

2. Very true.

And that's with Amber Rudd being actually quite a poor home secretary.

She won respect from a lot of people for deputising for Theresa May at times during the general election but ultimately, her boss's poisonous legacy at the home office has played a large part in her downfall.

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