Amber Rudd is fighting for her job over handling of Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd

Mrs Rudd handed in her resignation from the role of Home Secretary, on Sunday, after coming under fire over for the Government's handling of the Windrush scandal, where some migrants from Commonwealth countries, who settled in the United Kingdom, and their relatives had been declared illegal immigrants.

"This review will seek to draw out how members of the Windrush generation came to be entangled in measures designed for illegal immigrants, why that was not spotted sooner and whether the right corrective measures are now in place", Javid told parliament. "I should have been aware of this, and I take full responsibility for the fact that I was not". The Guardian reported that May failed to acknowledge her "hostile environment" policy may have also had a severe impact on the Windrush generation, many of whom struggled to prove they were in Britain legally. "I accept I should have been and I'm sorry that I wasn't", she said.

May's office said Javid's former job, communities secretary, would be filled by James Brokenshire, a former secretary of state for Northern Ireland.

Javid said Sunday that the Windrush scandal felt "very personal" but urged people to concentrate on the government's efforts to rectify the situation.

Facing questions over the Windrush scandal, Rudd, 54, told lawmakers on Wednesday that Britain did not have targets for the removal of immigrants, but was forced to clarify her words after leaked documents showed some targets did exist.

Sajid Javid, the son of a bus driver who emigrated to Britain from Pakistan, is a former banker and MD at Deutsche Bank, who became an MP in 2009 and a Cabinet Minister in 2014.

Leader Jeremy Corbyn said Rudd had been the "human shield" for May, who "now has questions to answer".

"She was presiding over, in her terms, the creation of a hostile environment", he said.

Mr Javid rounded on Labour attempts to exploit the scandal for a wider attack on the immigration system, telling Miss Abbott she did not "have a monopoly" on anger about the issue.

Fast forward to 2018, however, a government mission to see immigration levels reduced, Windrush generation suddenly found themselves at risk of being deported, even though they had been granted citizenship in the 1970s.

Politically neat, generally welcomed by colleagues - In the recent canon of Tory events the relatively smooth landing of this appointment is an achievement in itself. That will be one of my most urgent tasks, to make sure that we look carefully at the policy and make sure it achieves just that.

May has accepted Rudd's resignation.

Quizzed about her role in Windrush controversy and Ms Rudd's resignation during a visit to Cumbria, the Prime Minister insisted the public want the government to deal with people who have no right to be in the country.

Britain's embattled interior minister resigned late Sunday after she admitted "inadvertently" misleading parliamentarians over a drive to reduce illegal immigration.

Related:

  • Nadal's magic on clay continues

    Nadal's magic on clay continues

    Rafael Nadal has won this year's Barcelona Open against Greek opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas , retaing his world number one ranking. Nadal on Saturday defeated David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 for his 400th win on clay, reaching the Barcelona Open final for the 11th time.
    Players react to Andres Iniesta leaving Barcelona

    Players react to Andres Iniesta leaving Barcelona

    The only trophy that escaped Iniesta's grasp was the Ballon d'Or award, given to the best player in the world each season. His was also the goal that made Spain the champion of the planet for the first and only time.
    Facebook now lets parents schedule 'sleep mode' in Messenger Kids app

    Facebook now lets parents schedule 'sleep mode' in Messenger Kids app

    This ensures that they don't have to constantly monitor or change app controls, giving them the peace of mind for their children. For more information about Messenger Kids, visit MessengerKids.com or follow the Facebook page for updates.
  • Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr Raises Nearly $200K For Victims

    Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr Raises Nearly $200K For Victims

    Not only did he help bring the shooting to an end, but Shaw also continued to provide assistance in the wake of the tragedy. Shaw has been showered with praise over the last week from almost all corners of the globe, except from the White House.
    Barcelona defeat Deportivo 4-2 for La Liga championship

    Barcelona defeat Deportivo 4-2 for La Liga championship

    Barca went into the match knowing a point would be enough to see them regain the trophy with four matches still to play. Great season and next year to try to improve what has not been done well. "It's my first league title with Barcelona ".
    Suspect who killed deputy caught

    Suspect who killed deputy caught

    The search for John Williams , suspected of shooting and killing Somerset County Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole , has ended. Williams was arraigned on March 22, posting $5,000 bail-reduced from the state's originally asked-for $10,000-on March 31.
  • Mueller hints at obstruction in Trump questions

    Mueller hints at obstruction in Trump questions

    Trump's legal team". "We all on both sides have some important decisions to make", Giuliani told the Post . The lack of security clearances could further complicate already sensitive talks with Mueller's team.
    Maine's Dumoulin Injured In Game 2

    Maine's Dumoulin Injured In Game 2

    The team you want to win - or the team you are playing for - will determine what you want to see here. "It's behind the post". The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities.
    Stormy Daniels Just Dropped Another Lawsuit On President Trump

    Stormy Daniels Just Dropped Another Lawsuit On President Trump

    Daniels claims the man told her to "Leave Trump alone" and then looked at her infant daughter and added, "A handsome little girl". Cohen is under federal investigation for matters relating to the Daniel's payoff, including campaign finance violations.
  • SEC Seeking Jay Z Testimony on Rocawear-Iconix Deal

    SEC Seeking Jay Z Testimony on Rocawear-Iconix Deal

    US Judge Paul Gardephe promptly obliged, ruling that the SEC has given sufficient cause to compel Jay-Z to testify. Shares for the company are down almost 7% in trade today after this news.

    Top T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) Shareholders For 12/31/2017

    The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, September 24 by S&P Research. (NASDAQ: TMUS ) on Thursday, July 20 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Monday , July 17 by Macquarie Research. (NASDAQ: TMUS ) on Monday , November 27 to "Buy" rating.
    Evacuations remain after Superior Wisconsin refinery fire; 15 hurt

    Evacuations remain after Superior Wisconsin refinery fire; 15 hurt

    Mattson gathered up her dogs, Molly and Kasey, at home and pointed her vehicle toward Duluth, Minn., usually a 10-minute drive. He said there were two projects going on at the Husky Refinery, yearly maintenance and what he calls a "flexibility" project.

Comments

Latest news

Flipkart-Walmart deal talks in final stages
The Walmart-Flipkart combine also has the potential to make a global entity, by replicating the model outside India as well. The transaction could be structured in such a way that Walmart increases its ownership in Flipkart over time, they said.

CNN SNOWFLAKE: Jim Acosta Blames DINNER DISASTER on… Donald Trump
I don't know who those people think they are, that she can't say that to them, 'cause they offend people all the time . And she is mean , which is what we love about her. "And you had a black man up on the soap box, how he cussed".

Facebook F8 Day 1: Instagram AR is here, VR roadmap revealed
Perhaps the most important new feature is augmented reality in Messenger - and it could seriously bring AR to the masses. In addition to basic AR functionalities, the Camera Effects Platform is coming to Instagram , in a closed beta for now.

Game 1 Preview: 76ers at Celtics
He said on Saturday he would be back. "Whatever it takes, I wouldn't miss this series for the world", Brown said Saturday night. They will not have that valued home-court benefit in the best-of-seven ... at least until they win a game in Boston.

Tottenham Edge Watford To Keep Champions League Hopes Alive
Watford remain on 38 points, likely enough for another season in the top flight - but too close for comfort. Last season Kane was three goals behind Romelu Lukaku and ended up finishing with four goals ahead.

Curry ready to return for Warriors vs. Pelicans Game 2
Kerr said that he kept a close on Curry during the practice, and confirmed with the star afterward that he felt good. As of Tuesday afternoon, 66 percent of public bets are being placed on host Golden State.

In Amman, US state secretary defends Trump's J'lem move
The nonviolent protests demanding the right for Palestinian refugees to return to their land began on March 30. A majority stay in or near five tent camps, each set up several hundred meters (yards) from the border fence.

Corbyn heaps pressure on May about her time at Home Office
May serve as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016 under then-Prime Minister David Cameron. She stood down last night, in the wake of the Windrush scandal.

Airstrikes Hit Syrian Military Bases, Israel Suspected
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups now controlling parts of it. The Israeli government does not generally take credit for airstrikes, and Israel and Iran are sworn enemies.

Seahawks trade up to select punter Michael Dickson
Coach Pete Carroll finally found his man in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft in former Washington Huskie, Will Dissly . Keith Kirkwood signed with the New Orleans Saints, while Adonis Jennings signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Central American 'migrant caravan' reaches US-Mexico border
Ministers from Mexico, Canada and United States also met in the USA capital as they rushed to seal a quick deal on updating NAFTA. Two San Diego attorneys we consulted say the asylum process is lengthy and far more involved than some might think.

Buffalo secures top pick in draft
Dahlin, who plays in the Swedish Elite League, was named best defenseman at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Hurricanes president Don Waddell already anticipates Buffalo selecting Dahlin. "We've got our meetings coming up".

New iPhone X and iPhone SE Rumors Suggest New Apple Lineup
Still, more analyst forecasts are beginning to predict a decline in iPhone unit sales in Apple's fiscal year ending in September. Originally launched in March 2016, Apple has been making its popular iPhone SE in India since past year , to cut on tariff .

House panel's report looks at ties between Russia, Clinton: Rep. Nunes
The investigation found that leaks were used "to sow discord in the USA presidential election", which began before Election Day. The panel also recommended the executive branch "crack down" on leaks by conducting polygraphs.

James Comey's book sells 600000 copies in first week
What he said is no surprise, as most people already know that Trump is a habitual liar and lacking in morals. It's unfortunate we have to deal with him.

Other news