SAJID Javid has become the first ethnic minority Home Secretary after the PM picked him to replace Amber Rudd. Here's what you need to know about the Brexit-backing son of Pakistani immigrants and his promotion to one of the four great offices of state. Who is Sajid Javid? What is his background? Sajid Javid, 48, has been the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove since 2010. On April 30, 2018, he was appointed Home Secretary after Amber Rudd was forced to quit in the wake of the Windrush scandal. He is the first person from an ethnic minority to hold one of the top four positions in government (the others being Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary). Sajid was born in Rochdale, Lancs, one of five sons. His mother and bus driver father had moved here from Pakistan in the 1960s. The family moved to Bristol, where Sajid went to a state comprehensive before studying economics and politics at the University of Exeter. Sajid is said to have been a keen Thatcherite since … [Read more...] about Who is Sajid Javid, when did he replace Amber Rudd as home secretary, did he back Brexit and what has he said about the Windrush scandal?
AMBER Rudd served as Home Secretary from July 2016 until April 29, 2018, when she resigned after widespread criticism over the Windrush Scandal. The 54-year-old Hastings and Rye MP is the fastest rising politician to one of the Great Offices of State since the Second World War - having only been an MP for six years at the time of her appointment. Who is Amber Rudd? What's her background? Amber Rudd is a Conservative MP who has served as Home Secretary from 2016 until April 2018. She has previously served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary. Ms Rudd campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU ahead of the 2016 Brexit vote. She is also vice-chairman of the parliamentary committee on female genital mutilation, chairperson of the all-party parliamentary group for sex equality and has campaigned to see more women in Cabinet positions. Rudd married the late writer and critic AA Gill in 1990 and they had two children before separating in 1995. Before entering politics she worked in … [Read more...] about Who is Amber Rudd, why has she resigned as Home Secretary over the Windrush scandal and who is her ex-husband AA Gill?
THE position of Home Secretary is one of the Great Office of State which are the four most senior posts that can be held in the British Government. With Amber Rudd's resignation seeing Sajid Javid taking over, we've brought together all the facts you need to know about what the Home Secretary does. What does the Home Secretary do? The Home Office says the role of the Home Secretary is to "keep citizens safe and the country secure" and it is supported by 31 agencies and public bodies. As the head of the Home Office the Home Secretary is responsible for the internal affairs of England and Wales including national security, alcohol licencing and emergency services. They are also in charge of immigration and citizenship for the United Kingdom. MI5 is directly accountable to the Home Secretary and during a terror attack it is up to them to help lead and shape a response. The minister who takes up the mantel of Home Secretary is responsible for ensuring the country's safety, this includes … [Read more...] about What does the Home Secretary do, why has Amber Rudd resigned and who has held the position before?
THERESA May should quit as Prime Minister over the Windrush generation crisis, one of the scandal’s victims said today. Richard Black said he “looks forward” to hearing that the PM has resigned in the wake of Home Secretary Amber Rudd being forced out of her job. His call came after Labour MPs called for Mrs May to go, claiming her tough migration policy as Home Secretary ended up leading to the Windrush scandal. Ms Rudd quit last night after admitting she had misled Parliament over what she knew about deportation targets - and was today replaced by Sajid Javid. Mr Black, 64, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain he has been banned from the UK for decades despite moving here from the Caribbean as a young child. Speaking from Trinidad, he said: “It’s a horrendous situation. It’s a situation where one moment you are a citizen and the next your rights have been taken away arbitrarily without due process. Rudderless and without direction. Theresa May … [Read more...] about Calls for Theresa May to quit over the Windrush scandal after Amber Rudd’s resignation
AMBER Rudd dramatically resigned as Home Secretary last night after a catalogue of failings over the Windrush Scandal. The 54-year-old - one of Theresa May's most senior allies - rang the PM to admit she had misled Parliament after it emerged she was fully aware of deportation targets. The bombshell decision came after a thorough sweep of Home Office documents over the weekend revealed targets for deporting illegal migrants do exist after Ms Rudd said there were none. In her resignation letter to the PM late last night, Ms Rudd insisted: "I take full responsibility". She told the PM she “should have been aware” of the targets before writing it had been “a great privilege” to serve in the job. In her reply, Mrs May said she was “very sorry” to receive her resignation, but she “understands” her reasons. The PM also kept the door open for a return to the Cabinet for her. What we know so far: Amber Rudd resigned as Home Secretary … [Read more...] about Amber Rudd RESIGNS as Home Secretary and takes ‘full responsibility’ for misleading MPs after Windrush scandal