Sajid Javid replaces Amber Rudd as home secretary

Media captionNew Home Secretary Sajid Javid: “We will do right by the Windrush generation.” Sajid Javid has promised to “do whatever it takes” to put right problems faced by the Windrush generation after he succeeded Amber Rudd as home secretary. Mr Javid said as a second generation migrant he was “angry” at the treatment of […]

Brexit: Government defeat in Lords over terms of meaningful vote

Image caption Viscount Hailsham said the primacy of Parliament must be asserted Peers have voted to give Parliament a potentially decisive say over the outcome of Brexit talks. An amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill giving MPs the power to stop the UK from leaving without a deal or to make Theresa May return to […]

John Woodcock MP suspended over sexual harassment claims

Image caption Labour MP John Woodcock said he did not intend to discuss details of the issue ahead of any hearing An MP has been suspended by the Labour Party amid claims he sent inappropriate messages to a former female member of staff. Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock said he was told in December […]

Sajid Javid to be new home secretary after Rudd resigns

Image copyright Reuters Sajid Javid has become the UK’s first home secretary from an ethnic minority background after Amber Rudd’s exit. Mr Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family came to the UK in the 1960s, had been communities, local government and housing secretary. Ms Rudd quit after she said she “inadvertently” […]

Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary

Image copyright Getty Images The home secretary Amber Rudd has resigned, saying she “inadvertently misled” MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants. Ms Rudd, who was due to make a Commons statement on Monday, was under pressure to quit over the Windrush scandal. She faced criticism over the existence of Home Office removals targets and […]

Rudd told May of ‘ambitious but deliverable’ removals plan – leak

Image copyright Getty Images Home Secretary Amber Rudd reportedly set out her “ambitious but deliverable” aim to deport more illegal immigrants last year in a letter to Theresa May. Labour said the letter proved there were removals targets and Ms Rudd was aware of them – something she has previously denied. Ms Rudd promised Mrs […]

Ex-Commons Speaker Michael Martin dies aged 72

Image copyright PA Former House of Commons Speaker Lord Martin of Springburn, has died aged 72, his family have said. The ex-Labour MP, who represented Glasgow, “passed away peacefully” on Sunday morning after a short illness, his son Paul confirmed. As Michael Martin, he was Speaker from 2000 to 2009 but resigned in the wake […]

Sir Vince Cable: Governments assume public are ‘pretty bigoted’

UK governments have long assumed the public are “pretty bigoted” and need to be given “red meat” on immigration, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has said. He claimed the Lib Dems had fought this tendency when they were in coalition with the Conservatives. The “hostile environment” for illegal migrants that critics say led to […]

Brandon Lewis spoke to Amber Rudd about ‘ambition’ for more removals

Image copyright Getty Images Amber Rudd’s ex-deputy says he often spoke to the home secretary about work being done to increase migrant removals but not “detailed numbers or targets”. Brandon Lewis said she had not been aware of local, internal targets or the national ones revealed in a leaked memo on Friday. Labour accused him […]

Ex-Commons Speaker Lord Martin dies aged 72

Image copyright PA Former House of Commons Speaker Lord Martin of Springburn, has died aged 72, his family have said. The ex-Labour MP, who represented Glasgow, died on Sunday morning after a short illness, his son Paul confirmed. As Michael Martin, he was Speaker from 2000 to 2009 but resigned in the wake of the […]