Amber Rudd

  • 6 Jan 2019

    Universal Credit was meant to simplify and streamline the existing benefits system but it has been running into trouble for several years. Some claimants have even been forced into destitution. Today the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd decided to dramatically scale back the next stage of the roll out: from 3 million benefit claimants…

  • 30 Sep 2018

    It’s day one of the Conservative Party conference and the Prime Minister is calling on her party to unite for Brexit but that hasn’t stopped Boris Johnson calling her Chequers plan ‘deranged’. We’re in Birmingham to speak to former Home Secretary Amber Rudd about her party’s Brexit worries.

  • 8 May 2018

    Theresa May’s adviser has been tasked with investigating how the former home secretary, Amber Rudd, came to wrongly tell MPs that the government did not have targets for deporting people. Home Office bosses faced a grilling by MPs today and said the information given last month during the Windrush scandal was “regrettably confused”. Meanwhile, the…

  • 29 Apr 2018

    Transport Minister Jo Johnson has told Amber Rudd she should remain in her position as Home Secretary and correct the mistakes her department has made during the Windrush scandal.

  • 29 Apr 2018

    Amber Rudd’s denials over removal targets are thrown into question by a letter she wrote to Theresa May, last year. And we speak to Edmond Graham who came to the UK from the Jamaica – he lost his job and his home while fighting threats of deportation.

  • 28 Apr 2018

    We spoke to the former Cabinet Minister and Conservative MP Maria Miller fom her consituency in Basingstoke. As someone who knows what it’s like to be a minister on the ropes, we asked her what might be going through Amber Rudd’s mind.

  • 28 Apr 2018

    Senior Conservatives have been rushing to Amber Rudd’s defence after she faced fresh calls to resign over the Windrush controversy. The Home Secretary was again forced to apologise last night after it emerged her office had been sent a document detailing targets to remove illegal immigrants.

  • 23 Apr 2018

    In the Commons, the Home Secretary defended the government’s immigration policy, but admitted its impact had been “unintended and sometimes devastating”. Labour’s Diane Abbott said she blamed Amber Rudd personally for the Windrush scandal, declaring that she had allowed it to happen.

  • 22 Apr 2018

    The Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to resign over her department’s treatment of the Windrush generation. The Justice Secretary David Gauke said he felt shame over their treatment – but insisted although there were failures in implementation – the government’s central policy on immigration was right. But his former cabinet colleague Baroness Warsi…

  • 8 Apr 2018

    Amber Rudd has insisted that police cuts are not to blame for rising violence – a day before a new government strategy to tackle street crime is unveiled. The Offensive Weapons Bill for England and Wales will impose tougher restrictions on the sale of knives and corrosive substances online. It also proposes stopping knives from…

  • 16 Sep 2017

    Armed officers have raided a house in a quiet residential street in Sunbury – with more than 100 people evacuated. It follows the arrest of an 18 year old man in Dover – described by the Home Secretary , Amber Rudd, as “significant.”