By: Steve Dellar | 04-30-2018 | News
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UK - Government Loses Home Secretary Over Illegal Immigration Scandal

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May lost another key ally in her government as her Home Secretary (Minister of the Interior) Ms Amber Rudd was forced to resign after admitting she had "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.

The topic has become known as the Windrush scandal.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really sad to lose <a href="">@AmberRuddHR</a> from Cabinet. A fine colleague who did a great job during last year&#39;s terrorist attacks and cares deeply about the people she serves.</p>&mdash; Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) <a href="">April 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It deals with the removal of (mostly) Caribbean migrants who came to the UK lawfully from the late 1940s to the 1970s together with their relatives, and of whom a group had been declared illegal immigrants. Then, in an obvious attempt to win back votes lost to UKIP (UK Independence Party), Ms Rudd had promised to PM May to set out targets to deport more illegal immigrants.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dear PM … Rudd resignation <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) <a href="">April 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Last week she stated before Parliament that there were never any actual targets set but it emerged over the weekend in the press (The Guardian newspaper) that there was indeed a full letter in which Ms Rudd set out her "ambitious but deliverable" aim to deport 10% more illegal immigrants over the "next few years" to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who had held Ms Rudd’s position before becoming PM herself.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’m so sad about Amber’s departure from government - she was a huge asset - brave, principled, thoughtful, humane, considerate and always thinking of the impact of policy on the vulnerable - I hope Amber will be back soon - we need her</p>&mdash; Michael Gove (@michaelgove) <a href="">April 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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From the opposition benches, Labour MP David Lammy stated: "Amber Rudd resigned because she didn't know what was going on in her own department and she had clearly lost the confidence of her own civil servants.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great news that Rudderless <a href="">@AmberRuddHR</a> Rudd has left the room! Thank God for that but the question is can <a href="">@theresa_may</a> the Captain of this Titanic of a Government survive or does she have to go too? Your views please <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jon Gaunt (@jongaunt) <a href="">April 30, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The news comes as a further blow to the already embattled government of Ms May. The call for new elections will be sounding very loud in the next few days. Labour, the opposition party of Mr Jeremy Corbyn, has been riding high in the polls for months on end.


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Anonymous No. 24652 2018-04-30 : 10:49

Liberal Politicians would lie about their mothers, and daughters for a Vote.

Everything is about gaining Political Power to push their Socialist Agenda Goals. An Family and Country be damned.

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