Sajid Javid replaces Amber Rudd as Home Secretary LIVE: Updates from shock reshuffle
- Sajid Javid has been appointed Home Secretary following Rudd’s resignation
- Could Amber Rudd team up with Tory Brexit rebels and be a thorn in PM’s side?
- Amber Rudd QUITS as Home Secretary to take ‘responsibility’ for misleading MPs over targets for kicking out illegal immigrants
Sajid Javid has been named as the new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd finally bowed to massive pressure and quit last night saying she had to ‘take responsibility’ for misleading parliament over deportation targets for illegal migrants.
It is believed that Rudd decided to fall on her sword rather than face more humiliation amid the outcry over the Windrush immigration debacle, and telephoned Theresa May to inform her of the move late on Sunday.
James Brokenshire has become the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, replacing Javid.
Meanwhile, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt also becomes Minister for Women and Equalities.
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After a momentous 24 hours in British politics, you’d be forgiven for missing something. But fear not…
Here are the main headlines from Sajid Javid’s appointment as Home Secretary, after Amber Rudd fell on her sword last night:
The new Home Secretary is the first person from an ethnic minority background to hold the office.
Sajid Javid’s appointment was, of course, triggered by the downfall and resignation of Amber Rudd.
After being confirmed as Home secretary, Sajid Javid showed off his Tory power pose.
Meanwhile, Labour Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott had a bit of a nightmare this morning, after another car crash interview.
For those just joining us, Sajid Javid has been appointed as Britain’s first ethnic minority Home Secretary
Sajid Javid was earlier appointed the first ethnic minority Home Secretary as he replaced Amber Rudd and vowed to help Windrush immigrants.
He had seemingly made a pitch for job by saying the scandal could have hit ‘me, my mum or dad’
After his appointment this morning, he said he wanted those caught up in the controversy to be treated with ‘decency and fairness’.
‘The most urgent task I have is to help those British citizens who came from the Caribbean, the so-called Windrush generation, and make sure they are all treated with the decency and the fairness they deserve,’ he said.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has piled pressure on Theresa May, claiming that she now has a case to answer about her time in the Home Office following Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary.
In her first interview since Amber Rudd’s resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May says her party is ‘dealing with illegal immigration’.
In an article for ConservativeHome, Paul Goodman writes that the appointment of Sajid Javid is a sign of Theresa May’s weakness.
He says that the new Home Secretary is an ally of former Chancellor George Osborne and has clashed with the Prime Minister in the past.
He was also a supporter of Stephen Crabb’s leadership bid.
Former Home Secretaries say that reviving plans for ID cards would prevent repeat of Windrush scandal
Two former Home Secretaries are urging ministers to put the introduction of national identity cards ‘back on the agenda’ in the wake of the Windrush scandal.
Labour’s Alan Johnson and Charles Clarke say ID cards would prevent a repeat of the fiasco which helped trigger Amber Rudd’s shock resignation.
Tony Blair had pushed to introduce ID cards, but his plans sparked huge opposition and were ditched when Theresa May became Home Secretary in 2010.
Newly appointed Home Secretary Sajid Javid said his ‘most urgent’ task is to make sure people caught up in the Windrush fiasco are treated with the “decency and fairness” they deserve.
Theresa May appoints Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd’s resignation
Theresa May made Sajid Javid the Home Secretary after Amber Rudd finally bowed to massive pressure and quit for misleading parliament over deportation targets for illegal migrants.
The Prime Minister promoted Mr Javid from Communities to replace Ms Rudd as she struggles to stabilise the government after the Windrush fiasco.
She also appointed James Brokenshire to Javid’s previous role of Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt also becomes Minister for Women and Equalities.
Five cabinet members have left their positions in the 10 months since June’s snap general election where the Conservatives lost their majority in the House of Commons.
However, Chris Grayling says the events of the past few months are just ‘unwanted noise’ for the Conservative government.
The former Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips said: “This resignation hasn’t changed the situation. The fundamental injustice here is that this is a group of people who thought of themselves as British and actually legally were British.
“The irony here is, they’re being told oh, go back to the Caribbean to countries which, frankly when they left, were still part of Britain. Telling them to go back is making these people stateless.
“The fundamental point here is that the people are British people and the Home Office and the government, even this morning, are still not conceding that.”
The pound has slipped in value after the announcement of Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary.
The now former minister was seen as a key ally to Prime Minister Theresa May.
The data, shared by Bloomberg, also revealed that the UK posted the worst quarterly GDP figures since 2012.
Inevitably, much of the talk surrounded Amber Rudd’s replacement is speculation over who would replace her.
Conservative MP and Brexit champion Jacob Rees-Mogg has suggested that Nicky Morgan could be the next in line.
Morgan previously served as Education Secretary under David Cameron from 2014 to 2016.
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott appeared on today’s Good Morning Britain and said that it’s right Amber Rudd has resigned. However, she wouldn’t be drawn on what the Labour party’s policy is on immigration.
Piers Morgan repeatedly said he wasn’t trying to ‘trip’ the Shadow Home Secretary up as he questioned her on Labour’s immigration policy.
PM’s inner circle back mandarin who dreamt up exit plan but Brexiteers warn he could bring her down
Meanwhile, a string of Theresa May’s close allies were last night forced to defend the civil servant who dreamt up her controversial plan for Britain’s exit from the customs union.
They spoke out in support of the PM’s Europe adviser Olly Robbins after Eurosceptics warned his EU ‘customs partnership’ proposal was unworkable.
Critics said Mr Robbins’ solution for keeping goods flowing freely between Britain and the EU could lead to the UK staying in the customs union by the back door.
Could Amber Rudd now team up with Tory Brexit rebels and be a thorn in the PM’s side?
The prominent Remain supporter – the fourth Cabinet minister to fall on a sword in six months – had been seen as Theresa May’s protege after the Prime Minister anointed her as her successor at the Home Office.
Now there is a risk she could team up with Tory Brexit rebels, including Nicky Morgan and Anna Soubry, on the backbenches and become a thorn in the side of the woman who did so much to shape her career, writes John Stevens Deputy Political Editor For The Daily Mail
How former banker Rudd went from being ‘aristocracy coordinator’ on Four Weddings And A Funeral to a contender for PM
Amber Rudd is a former investment banker, venture capitalist and financial journalist who decided to enter politics in her 40s in order to get ‘a grip on her life’.
David Cameron put Ms Rudd, 54, on his controversial A-list of candidates and she took Hastings and Rye back from Labour in 2010.
She then enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks, serving as parliamentary private secretary to then-chancellorGeorge Osborne two years later.
She was promoted to junior minister at the Energy and Climate Change department in 2014, entering Cabinet as secretary of state for the same brief in 2015.
Earlier in her life, she was appointed ‘aristocracy coordinator’ by Four Weddings And A Funeral director Richard Curtis after he gave Ms Rudd – who is believed to briefly appear in a church scene in the film – the job of casting extras for the movie because she ‘knew a lot of dukes and earls.’
And here are the odds on the rest of the runners and riders, with Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt also among the front runners
Here are the main runners and riders to take over at the Home Office, together with the odds from Ladbrokes.
In a newspaper interview this weekend, Mr Javid said of the Windrush fiasco: ‘It could have been me, my mum or my dad.’
The Communities Secretary is seen as a uniting figure and issued a plea to ethnic minorities to look at the Government’s efforts to ‘put things right.’
Mr Javid backed remaining in the EU and would balance the scales with Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, who helped lead the leave campaign.
Amber Rudd QUITS as Home Secretary late last night
Amber Rudd finally bowed to massive pressure last night and quit saying she had to ‘take responsibility’ for misleading parliament over deportation targets for illegal migrants.
With no sign of the scandal blowing over, the Home Secretary decided to fall on her sword rather than face more humiliation.
‘I feel it is necessary to do so because I inadvertently misled the Home Affairs Select Committee,’ she said – admitting she ‘should have been aware’ the targets existed.
The dramatic departure will be a huge blow for Theresa May – and potentially leaves her personally vulnerable.
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