Amber Rudd

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…

It’s time the Government ended its silence on Sikh hate crime victims

11 October 2016 12:34

On 15 September 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a gas station owner, was arranging flowers outside his family business in Arizona.…

It’s absurd to compare Amber Rudd’s immigration speech to Mein Kampf

11 October 2016 9:18

The Tories want to turn us against migrants by dividing people between ‘us’ and ‘them’; well, let me tell you…

Should we be nice to foreigners? The new Brexit vs Remain divide

10 October 2016 9:11

Amber Rudd’s proposal to make companies publish lists of how many foreign workers they employ inflicted significant damage to one…

Listen: Amber Rudd’s brother attacks her conference speech

7 October 2016 14:41

It’s been a difficult week for Amber Rudd. After the Home Secretary used her speech at Conservative conference to call…

Full text: Amber Rudd’s conference speech

4 October 2016 12:35

I succeed one of the most successful Home Secretaries of modern times. You may define success as holding the post…

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

4 October 2016 7:46

The Conservative party conference is now in full swing, with a host of top cabinet ministers taking to the stage…

Philip Hammond’s ‘sombre’ speech acknowledges the impact of Brexit on businesses

3 October 2016 16:07

Philip Hammond’s speech has had a mixed reaction from his MP colleagues, it is fair to say. A number have…

Britain hits back over French threat to scrap Calais ‘jungle’

30 August 2016 8:20

It’s no surprise that demands from French politicians to scrap the Le Touquet deal and shift the migrant ‘jungle’ from…

Dame Goddard’s resignation is a big blow to Theresa May

5 August 2016 8:11

It’s impossible not to see Dame Lowell Goddard’s resignation as an embarrassment to Theresa May. When the Prime Minister was…

The net migration reckoning draws nearer

20 July 2016 14:58

Is the new government under Theresa May going to ditch the target to drive net migration into the tens of…

The show’s over for the Women’s Equality Party

20 July 2016 10:34

In the post-Brexit upheaval, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has fallen out of sight. Its members once told us ‘WE can,…

Watch: Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Boris – ‘he isn’t the man you want driving you home’

14 July 2016 9:30

Amber Rudd didn’t pull her punches during the referendum campaign when she aimed her fire at Boris Johnson. During a…

Theresa May has just shown she really is serious about Brexit

13 July 2016 22:41

‘Brexit means Brexit’ has been Theresa May’s message since she started running for the Tory leadership. But Brexit could mean…