After weeks of scandal and pressure on the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd’s resignation was accepted by the Prime Minister last night. Ms Rudd is due to make a formal announcement to Parliament later today.
Ms Rudd has been under significant pressure following the Home Office’s handling of the Windrush scandal (see more here).
A memo written by Amber Rudd last year to the Prime Minister was leaked last week, which further added to the scandal. In the memo, Ms Rudd stated that she wanted to aim to increase the number of illegal immigrants deported by 10% over the next few years. Ms Rudd has previously stated that the Home Office do not have deportation targets.
Interestingly, Ms Rudd was one of the most pro EU members of the cabinet. No indication has yet been given on who will replace Ms Rudd as the new Home Secretary.
Ms Rudd’s resignation comes after Lord Justice Irwin labelled the Immigration Rules as “something of a disgrace” (see more here).
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