Rudd says she’s willing to listen on Universal Credit, but lashes out at UN poverty expert
The UN Special Rapporteur said that child poverty was “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”
AMBER RUDD MP has spoken in the House of Commons for the first time in her new role as DWP Secretary, signalling a shift in tone on Universal Credit while denouncing the UN Special Rapporteur’s analysis that poverty is a political choice in the UK.
Analysis: From Amber to red - the case for the prime minister now being in the firing line as Tories Windrush crisis deepens
CommonSpace looks at the case for the prime minister now being in the firing line over Windrush, after Rudd’s resignation
AFTER Amber Rudd's demise, Tory critics have said that Rudd’s resignation will not be enough to excuse prime minister Theresa May’s legacy as the architect of the “hostile environment” immigration policy, which is the basis of the Windrush scandal.
Appointed home secretary in 2010, Theresa May oversaw the design of the Tories immigration strategy under David Cameron, before her ascension to 10 Downing Street in 2016.
New minister, same policy: MPs and campaigners demand review of ‘racist’ immigration approach
Rudd’s resignation not the end of the story on immigration policy scandal, opposition parties and anti-racist campaigners say
THE PRESSURE on the UK Government to scrap its ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy has mounted following Amber Rudd’s resignation as home secretary.
Already replaced by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, Rudd resigned late on Sunday night after a series of leaked documents contradicted her own statements regarding the Windrush crisis and the existence of deportation targets.
SNP MP pressures Amber Rudd to resign amid revelations of deportation targets she denied existed
Home secretary faces growing pressure to step down at Urgent Questions in the Commons on Thursday
HOME SECRETARY Amber Rudd has faced hard questions and calls to resign after an official inspection report directly contradicted her claims – made on Wednesday in parliament – that the government had not used deportation targets.
'Clock ticking' for PM as years of government knowledge of Windrush scandal comes to light
SNP say Amber Rudd’s position “untenable” after Windrush scandal, and that the “clock is ticking” on the Prime Minister, who introduced the “hostile environment” policy as Home Secretary
HOME SECRETARY Amber Rudd must resign or be sacked, opposition parties have said as new information reveals that the Home Office knew of the impact of the self-styled ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy on the Windrush generation at least two years ago.
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Home secretary to consider tough action on foreign workers and students
Home secretary announces that she will consider tough control on foreign students and workers as a way of controlling migration, reports David Thomson from the Conservative conference in Birmingham
THE home secretary has announced plans to reduce net migration to the “tens of thousands” during an address to the Conservative Party conference.
Amber Rudd told delegates in Birmingham that she will focus on tightening controls on foreign students and workers as a way to “control migration”.
Cameron accused of "shameless hypocrisy" over renewable energy
Cameron stresses need for targets to be met at in his COP21 speech, but cuts to renewables see UK lagging behind
PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has been accused of "shameless hypocrisy" as he urges stronger climate targets only weeks after dramatically cutting UK renewable subsidies.
Scottish renewables wither amid cuts as UK plans to buy green energy from abroad
UK Government attempts to meet ecological obligations by funding renewable energy projects abroad
SCOTTISH RENEWABLE energy targets are set to be missed as the UK Government cuts renewable subsidies in favour of buying green energy from abroad.
A report by Renewables Scotland has called on urgent UK Government investment to allow Scotland to reach its renewables target by 2020.