Amber Rudd

Newsnight’s charm offensive

14 November 2017 17:41

As BBC2’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight prides itself on attracting the finest politicians and pundits to offer their two…

Amber Rudd is given reason to blush

14 November 2017 8:17

Oh dear. Anyone who harbours serious hopes of becoming the next Conservative Prime Minister – or perhaps Opposition leader at…

Nicky Morgan fails to protect her source

15 October 2017 17:06

It’s the first rule of journalism to always protect one’s sources. Alas this rule does not appear to apply to…

Watch: Amber Rudd tells Boris to get on his feet for May

4 October 2017 12:47

It’s safe to say that Theresa May’s conference speech has not gone to plan after the Prime Minister came down…

Amber Rudd’s Conservative conference speech, full text

3 October 2017 12:41

Conference, Standing here in Manchester it is impossible to forget the sight of this proud city, shrouded in grief, after…

Sunday shows round-up: Amber Rudd says Boris is ‘back-seat driving’ over Brexit

17 September 2017 17:56

Amber Rudd – Boris should not ‘back-seat drive’ over Brexit The Home Secretary took to Andrew Marr’s sofa in the…

Will Nicholas Soames step aside to make way for Prime Minister Rudd?

18 August 2017 14:33

Although Theresa May has returned from her summer holidays to find her job safe, it’s only a temporary fix to…

Why Amber Rudd is the favourite to get Ruth Davidson’s endorsement in the next Tory leadership race

5 August 2017 10:37

There are few people whose endorsement will be more valuable in the next Tory leadership contest than Ruth Davidson’s. She…

The confusion over immigration shows the government is being pulled in three directions

27 July 2017 18:13

Another day, another mixed message from the government over its position on Brexit. This time it’s immigration that has become…

Jeremy Corbyn plays it safe in Hastings

10 July 2017 7:30

With a recent YouGov poll giving Labour a six-point-lead over the Conservatives, it’s little wonder that Jeremy Corbyn is keen…

2017 General Election: the ten ‘Portillo moments’ to watch out for

7 June 2017 23:50

Just as in 2015, this election promises to be a tough fight for some of the biggest names. Depending on…

Chaotic BBC debate fails to move the dial

31 May 2017 21:37

The BBC’s seven-way election debate proved that you can’t have a proper debate with seven people in it. It was…

Sunday shows round-up: Sturgeon sticks up for Corbyn

28 May 2017 16:38

Amber Rudd – Abedi operation is still at ‘full tilt’ In the wake of Monday’s horrific attack in Manchester, Andrew…

What the papers say: How Project Fear failed to materialise

18 April 2017 8:45

Exactly a year ago today, George Osborne was busy unveiling the Treasury’s famously doom-laden analysis about Brexit. Now with his…

What the papers say: The perks – and pitfalls – of Brexit

28 March 2017 8:40

The clock is ticking. At 12.30pm tomorrow, Theresa May will be on her feet in the Commons declaring that Article…

Will the Government’s Article 50 bill survive its big test in the Lords?

28 February 2017 17:22

The Government is getting worried. So far, the passage of the Article 50 bill through Parliament has been relatively smooth.…

Government staves off a Brexit rebellion

8 February 2017 7:31

For a second day running, the government yesterday defeated all amendments proposed to its Brexit bill. Most notably, MPs voted down…

What the papers say: When is a hate crime not a hate crime?

13 January 2017 8:17

Amber Rudd’s speech on foreign workers at the Tory party conference has been reported to police as a hate crime.…

Watch: Andrew Neil skewers Oxford professor over hate crime claim

12 January 2017 15:25

With the Home Secretary’s conference speech officially recorded as a ‘hate incident’ after an Oxford University physics professor complained to the…

If Amber Rudd doesn’t like being investigated for a ‘hate incident’, she should change the law

12 January 2017 13:35

At last October’s Conservative party conference, Amber Rudd revealed a rather silly proposal that companies operating in the UK should be…

Amber Rudd gets a rough ride at the despatch box – thanks to Boris

5 December 2016 16:26

Over the weekend, Boris Johnson managed to plunge himself into another Cabinet row by announcing on Peston on Sunday that he thinks…

The trouble with ‘independent’ inquiries

26 November 2016 9:15

‘Independent’ is becoming an excuse-word in government. The inquiry into historical child abuse is called the Independent Inquiry into Child…

Amber Rudd is right, Orgreave is best consigned to the history books

1 November 2016 16:17

So, there will be no public inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave in 1984, and no left-wing lawyers making a…

Home Office’s dirty laundry aired at select committee on child sexual abuse inquiry

18 October 2016 17:44

On Monday, Amber Rudd found herself in a difficult position in the Commons over the Home Office’s blunder-ridden child sexual…

Jeremy Corbyn gives Theresa May a tougher time at PMQs

12 October 2016 13:26

PMQs isn’t the total walk over it once was. Jeremy Corbyn has improved, albeit from a low base, and Theresa…