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Tag: Amber Rudd

  • Monday, September 9th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Johnson will try for another Brexit deal but will not ask for an extension, despite the law the Queen signs on Monday

    After work and pensions minister Amber Rudd's shock resignation over Johnson's Brexit policy, two ministers said the PM was determined to “keep to the plan”

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sticking to his Brexit plan and will not seek a delay to Britain's departure from the EU at a summit next month, two of his ministers said on Sunday following a resignation from his government.

  • Thursday, July 25th 2019 - 08:09 UTC

    Boris, the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

    Johnson wouldn’t be in Downing Street today if there had not been an election in Britain two months ago

    By Gwynne Dyer - It has been suggested that Boris Johnson (who becomes the prime minister of the United Kingdom, UK) is what you would get if Donald Trump had been educated at Eton and Oxford. Maybe, although there is a great gulf between Trump’s bombastic self-promotion and Johnson’s self-deprecating, rather shambolic persona.

  • Monday, June 17th 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    Brexit divide persists among hopefuls to replace Theresa May

With ex London mayor Johnson keeping a low profile, the other candidates have targeted the air waves to try to present their cases to lead the governing Tories

    Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.

  • Thursday, December 20th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Another Brexit referendum “plausible” if deadlock in Parliament persists

    Mrs. May has repeatedly ruled out holding another referendum, saying it was the government's duty to implement the result of the 2016 Brexit vote.

    Another Brexit referendum will become a “plausible” way forward if there is deadlock in Parliament, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told ITV's Peston show while she did not personally support another vote, the case for one would grow if MPs could not agree another solution.

  • Saturday, December 15th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    Ignore the siren voices calling us to the rocks of No Deal

    “I support the PM’s deal, because it can deliver Brexit and allow us to move forward.”

    By Amber Rudd, Work and Pensions Secretary (*) - Brexit is in danger of getting stuck – and that is something that should worry us all. If MPs dig in against the Prime Minister’s deal and then hunker down in their different corners, none with a majority, the country will face serious trouble.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:22 UTC

    The idea of a “Norway plus” plan is floated ahead of Tuesday's Brexit vote

    Norway plus would mean the UK remaining in the EEA.  Ms Rudd said, “it seems plausible not just in terms of the country but in terms of where the MPs are”

    The UK should pursue the so-called “Norway plus” option - if Theresa May's Brexit plan is rejected by MPs on Tuesday, according to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. In an interview with The Times, Ms Rudd said she still supported the PM's plan - but added a variation of Norway's set-up was the best alternative.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    PM Theresa May wins the day and defuses Tory revolt on Brexit

    Over the weekend some Tory MPs suggested the PM would be fighting for her political life at the meeting and was on the edge of the “killing zone”.

    Prime Minister Theresa May has been applauded by Tory MPs at a meeting in which she sought to persuade her critics to get behind her in Brexit talks. The prime minister has been addressing all her MPs in Parliament, many of whom are seeking a change of approach. Asked by one MP what concessions she had made to the EU, she set out areas where the EU had itself given ground.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 09:07 UTC

    Chelsea owner Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

    An official from Israel’s Immigration Ministry, said the Chelsea football club owner was in Israel. Israel grants automatic citizenship to anyone of Jewish descent.

    An Israeli official says Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has received Israeli citizenship after his British visa was not renewed. The official, from Israel’s Immigration Ministry, said the Chelsea football club owner arrived in Israel on Monday. Israel grants automatic citizenship to anyone of Jewish descent.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 20:28 UTC

    Sajid Javid, second generation migrant appointed Home Secretary

    The new Home Secretary started with a pledge to the Windrush generation: “This never should have been the case and I will do whatever it takes to put it right.”

    Sajid Javid has promised to “do whatever it takes” to put right problems faced by the Windrush generation after he succeeded Amber Rudd as United Kingdom's home secretary. Mr Javid said as a second generation migrant he was “angry” at the treatment of those caught up in the saga. He also disowned the “hostile environment” tag attached to the government's migration policy.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    UK Home Secretary resigns amid immigration and quotas scandal

    Ms Rudd phoned PM May to inform of her decision following a week of growing  pressure over an immigration scandal and increasing calls for her to quit.

    Britain's interior minister, Home Secretary, Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday amid claims she misled lawmakers over whether her department held targets for removing illegal immigrants in the country. “The prime minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the home secretary,” said a spokesman for the office of premier Theresa May.

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