5 Oct 2023

Theresa May: Hurricane and invasion ‘not language that I would use’ to describe immigration

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Rishi Sunak used his Tory conference speech to slam 30 years of, what he called, a ‘failed’ political consensus: a not-so-subtle dig at his predecessors in Number 10.

One of them is Theresa May – brought down by Brexit after three years as PM – but whose legacy, at least in her view, was passing laws designed to counter modern slavery.

Today, she launched a commission to take that fight global – but will the Tories’ rightward tilt see her own achievements go the way of HS2?