New Cabi­net woe af­ter Rudd re­signs

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

PRIME Min­is­ter Theresa May will be forced into mak­ing an­other Cabi­net reshuf­fle af­ter the res­ig­na­tion of Home Sec­re­tary Am­ber Rudd.

Ms Rudd be­came the fifth de­par­ture from the Cabi­net since last year’s snap gen­eral elec­tion, af­ter ad­mit­ting she had “in­ad­ver­tently” misled MPs over the ex­is­tence of tar­gets for re­mov­ing il­le­gal im­mi­grants.

The Hast­ings and Rye MP stepped down the evening be­fore she was due to make a state­ment in the House of Commons on the tar­gets and il­le­gal mi­gra­tion, as she faced in­creas­ing pres­sure over the han­dling of the Win­drush scan­dal.

In her res­ig­na­tion let­ter Ms Rudd said she took “full re­spon­si­bil­ity” for not be­ing aware of the ex­is­tence of tar­gets sent by civil ser­vants.

Mrs May said she was “very sorry” to see her suc­ces­sor as home sec­re­tary leave the post.

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