Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary.

#1
Her resignation comes amid continuing scandal over the so-called "Windrush Affair" and controversy over a memo outlining the immigration removals process.

Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary

"The home secretary Amber Rudd has resigned, saying she "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.

Ms Rudd, who was due to make a Commons statement on Monday, was under pressure to quit over the Windrush scandal.

She faced criticism over the existence of Home Office removals targets and her knowledge of them.

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, who had repeatedly urged Ms Rudd to go, said she had "done the right thing"."
 
#2
Obviously she doesn't have the same mate-base and is nowhere near as armour-plated as Bozo.
I'm sure she'll cope.
The basic annual salary for an MP from 1 April 2018 is £77,379. MPs also receive expenses to cover the costs of running an office, employing staff, having somewhere to live in London and in their constituency, and travelling between Parliament and their constituency and she'll be even more looked after for appearing to fall on her sword.

From last year-http://uk.businessinsider.com/the-richest-mp-in-terms-of-second-incomes-2017-8/?r=AU&IR=T/#11-fiona-bruce-conservative-14704684-from-her-work-as-a-solicitor-3
Members of the cabinet, such as Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom and Amber Rudd, receive additional salaries but are prohibited from taking on external directorships. Many junior ministers also receive a lower additional salary.
The enormously lucrative world of 'external directorships now beckons.
Check Private Eye for all/any future movements for Ms Rudd.
 
#3
Bearing in mind Napoleon's response when an officer was recommended for promotion ("Yes, but is he lucky?"), how do we rate T. May's time as PM, given the rising body count of ministers? Is she more lucky, less lucky, or just about as lucky, as, say, Spencer Perceval? Answers on a P45 please.
 
#4
It's a convenient deception to divert attention away from Salisbury and other much more important and relevant matters.


;)
I thought Salisbury was a deception plan for Brexit? Make your mind up walting conspiraloon.
 
#5
Bearing in mind Napoleon's response when an officer was recommended for promotion ("Yes, but is he lucky?"), how do we rate T. May's time as PM, given the rising body count of ministers? Is she more lucky, less lucky, or just about as lucky, as, say, Spencer Perceval? Answers on a P45 please.
PM Spencer Percival spoke the only true words in Parliament....

"I am murdered"



For the history geeks, 1812 the only successful assassination of a British PM.

And hey, violent crime was up then as militia numbers went down as well. But the two were unrelated.....
 
#6
I thought Salisbury was a deception plan for Brexit? Make your mind up walting conspiraloon.
I never once said that but, yeah, it makes sense.
BREXIT? It was never going to happen anyway.
Second Brexit referendum possible if MPs vote down Theresa May’s deal, Labour’s Brussels leader says
It didn't help having Ms Rudd, a pro-EU lackey, in the position of HS.
She voted to stay in the EU and her constituents in Hastings/Rye voted 55.9% to leave.
Every Leave constituency where the MP voted Remain
Ideal to be put in charge of the UK leaving Brussels.
Amber Rudd Brexit: The woman in charge of Brexit's biggest issue - Verdict

It's a forgone conclusion that whoever replaces her is going to be on this list:
Full list of Remain MPs who could block a Brexit by voting Article 50 down
 
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#8
Suspect Javid - if you are being accused of wacism against immigrants, install the only member of Cabinet who cannot be accused of it. Though not a good move in the long term; have had the honour of working for him and was singularly underwhelmed. Plus one of his SpAds in particular is truly poisonous and useless, even by the low standards of the breed. So if one believes that the Home Office really perhaps ought to be run by someone who is truly up to the job...
 
#9
PM Spencer Percival spoke the only true words in Parliament....

"I am murdered"



For the history geeks, 1812 the only successful assassination of a British PM.

And hey, violent crime was up then as militia numbers went down as well. But the two were unrelated.....
In the current context, bringing up Spenser Percival is ironic - John Bellingham murdered him because the Government hadn't helped him against Russia when he was incarcerated there. Also, SP had very little money when he died - he may have been one of the few MPs of the day who hadn't used their position to enrich themselves.
 

Lacking Moral Fibre

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#10
Firstly having met Miss Rudd at a Tory function last year, she definitely scrubs up well and in one of my many fantasy worlds I live in I'd be comforting her now.

Anyway back to reality, she lost her job and might even help topple the Government because she lost a battle that she was never going to win. That battle is of course people from 3rd world basket case countries many of whom are from a "religion" of peace and tolerance coming here illegally and once here it seems almost impossible to deport them. Therefore adding to the demands of a cash strapped government and diluting the taxes working folk have paid into the system. A system that is struggling to cope.
There is a large over educated liberal class here who think they and said migrants and others (BBC) are helping to get back at the tory ruling upper class, and therefore ruining the country. It can then be rebuilt in a socialist utopia paid for by borrowing money from the very people they blame for the last economic crash, the bankers.
These liberals seldom ever work in the private sector and usually despise those that do.
I don't include the Windrush generation in my comments but I don't understand how they were able to live here for so long and without getting the right paperwork. One fella said on the Daily Politics show last week he came here in the 1970's using his brothers passport, Shirley that is fraud then? why therefore is he entitled to anything let alone compensation? Jack Dromey Labour MP just said on Radio 4 that the Windrush people are the best of British? Really what about everyone else whose worked and contributed and stuck to the rules?

Sadly I think we are destined for a Jezza Corbyn regime, he's promised so much and the snowflake generation with their useless degrees will vote for him as well as the migrant population because he's gonna give them more free stuff.
 

BuggerAll

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#11
Yesterday, before she resigned Gove was being touted as a possible replacement. He seems to be sincere in his desire to do a good job at environment but he’s a bit wasted there. Home Secretary would be a meaty job and he could be the one to give it a proper clean up.
 
#12
Oddly agree on Gove despite my personal distaste for the man. He appears to actually be enacting evidence based policy. Something most politicians promise but fail to deliver.
 

BuggerAll

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#13
Oddly agree on Gove despite my personal distaste for the man. He appears to actually be enacting evidence based policy. Something most politicians promise but fail to deliver.
Many a reviled Tory politico become national treasures when the punters realise they are not the pantomime villains that the trendy left paint them. Portillo, Widdecombe, Haigh.
 
#14
Oddly agree on Gove despite my personal distaste for the man. He appears to actually be enacting evidence based policy. Something most politicians promise but fail to deliver.
The problem with Gove is that his ambition is limitless in terms of getting the top job, but seems utterly oblivious to the fact that he looks like a trainspotter, thereby permanently disbarring him from said job.

He may very well be highly competent - and actually can argue for explain policy very well. However - he seems not to be particularly self-aware, as shown by eleventh hour stabbing of BoJo and subsequent attempt to run for leader.
 
#15
Firstly having met Miss Rudd at a Tory function last year, she definitely scrubs up well and in one of my many fantasy worlds I live in I'd be comforting her now.

Anyway back to reality, she lost her job and might even help topple the Government because she lost a battle that she was never going to win. That battle is of course people from 3rd world basket case countries many of whom are from a "religion" of peace and tolerance coming here illegally and once here it seems almost impossible to deport them. Therefore adding to the demands of a cash strapped government and diluting the taxes working folk have paid into the system. A system that is struggling to cope.
There is a large over educated liberal class here who think they and said migrants and others (BBC) are helping to get back at the tory ruling upper class, and therefore ruining the country. It can then be rebuilt in a socialist utopia paid for by borrowing money from the very people they blame for the last economic crash, the bankers.
These liberals seldom ever work in the private sector and usually despise those that do.
I don't include the Windrush generation in my comments but I don't understand how they were able to live here for so long and without getting the right paperwork. One fella said on the Daily Politics show last week he came here in the 1970's using his brothers passport, Shirley that is fraud then? why therefore is he entitled to anything let alone compensation? Jack Dromey Labour MP just said on Radio 4 that the Windrush people are the best of British? Really what about everyone else whose worked and contributed and stuck to the rules?

Sadly I think we are destined for a Jezza Corbyn regime, he's promised so much and the snowflake generation with their useless degrees will vote for him as well as the migrant population because he's gonna give them more free stuff.
Rubbish, she lost her job because, as she's admitted, she misled parliament. In fact she misled parliament more than once on the same subject.

If she'd come clean after her first attempt to mislead I'd have been more than happy for her to stay, but as she continued to mislead there was no other option.

If you're going to mislead parliament you'd better be extremely competent at it, she wasn't.
 

Wordsmith

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#16
Yesterday, before she resigned Gove was being touted as a possible replacement. He seems to be sincere in his desire to do a good job at environment but he’s a bit wasted there. Home Secretary would be a meaty job and he could be the one to give it a proper clean up.
Gove f-up'd his political career when he knifed BoJo in the back during the leadership election that brought May to power. The Conservative party doesn't forgive or forget disloyalty of that nature. That'll be a handicap to him being appointed to one of the major offices of state.

Wordsmith
 
#17
he seems not to be particularly self-aware,
I find that oddly engaging-self awareness in the general no bad thing- is it essential in a General ?
Rubbish, she lost her job because, as she's admitted, she misled parliament. In fact she misled parliament more than once on the same subject.
Yers nicely engineered. If they all had done that no one would have the job, specifially a brass necked little harridan called Cooper. She telling me that Labour's counter point was total intent not to protect the borders. In this sense Rudd comes out better because up until 2008 we still had the right to protect the borders under the treaties of Amsterdam and Rome. Now it's Brussels remit:evil:.
 
#18
PM Spencer Percival spoke the only true words in Parliament....

"I am murdered"



For the history geeks, 1812 the only successful assassination of a British PM.

And hey, violent crime was up then as militia numbers went down as well. But the two were unrelated.....
I like coincidences.
Winston Spencer Churchill, murdered Metaphorically by the electorate May 1945.
 

Lacking Moral Fibre

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#20
Indeed so. But illegals are hard to locate (well it requires some effort that is) .

Windrush types who genuinely believed they were 100% legit but without their paperwork in order?

Ah low hanging fruit. Easy targets. Just the sort of thing the Crapitas of this world and the box ticker types love hit on.

It's not that far from the Home Office approach to Firearms. Can't or wont do much about the illegal trade?

Well then, dick the licenced holders about to give the impression of activity.[/QUOTE
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Rubbish, she lost her job because, as she's admitted, she misled parliament. In fact she misled parliament more than once on the same subject.

If she'd come clean after her first attempt to mislead I'd have been more than happy for her to stay, but as she continued to mislead there was no other option.

If you're going to mislead parliament you'd better be extremely competent at it, she wasn't.

Ok fair point I don't disagree, but I stand by my comments.
 
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