Leak wars: Now it’s Amber Rudd’s turn to face the heat

Amber Rudd: Leaked information says she switched funding from crime fighting to immigration enforcement.

Has internecine war broken out in the Conservative Party?

It seems so. After leaked emails showed that former Home Secretary Theresa May not only supported the racist ‘go home’ vans sent out around London by the Home Office in 2013, a new leak today shows that Amber Rudd vowed to deport more immigrants than her forerunner.

According to the Mirror:

“Amber Rudd boasted how she wanted to deport more migrants than Theresa May.

“A leaked letter reveals how the Home Secretary drew up an “ambitious” plan to increase the number of removals.

“This included a renewed focus on “arresting, detaining and forcibly removing illegal migrants.”

“The four-page document obtained by the Guardian newspaper clashes with Ms Rudd’s comments to MPs this week in the wake of the Windrush fiasco.

“In a statement to MPs on Monday she appeared to blame Theresa May’s time as Home Secretary for the way the Windrush generation had been treated.

“But in a letter sent to Mrs May on 30 January 2017, the Home Secretary promised the Prime Minister she would increase the number of removals by 10%.

“This would be partly achieved by switching money from crime fighting to the immigration enforcement programme, the letter suggests.”

So now you know – the crimewave currently rampant in your home town is happening because Ms Rudd wanted to ship Johnny Foreigner back abroad.

Perhaps supporters of Theresa May felt she needed bolstering after the Home Secretary appeared to blame her – hence the leak attacking Ms Rudd. But new information is still appearing about the prime minister’s involvement in this affair.

For example: Mrs May closed the Commonwealth summit in London without explaining whether citizens of the 52 other countries in the group would enjoy the same rights to live and work in Britain as EU citizens after Brexit.

We may assume from recent revelations that neither group will have any rights at all.

Meanwhile, the Department for Work and Pensions has been getting in on the Home Office’s attack against the Windrush Generation, by charging a woman £33,000 for disability benefits it claimed she did not deserve.

According to The Guardian: “Valerie Baker, 66, came to Britain from Jamaica as a four-year-old in 1955 on her aunt’s passport. Her mother and father had arrived a year earlier after taking up the invitation to help rebuild the country after the war.

“She was educated in London, and worked all her life but was forced into early retirement in 2008 because of chronic back problems.

“Last April, she received a letter from the Home Office, telling her she had “no lawful basis to remain in the UK and you should leave as soon as possible”. If she didn’t leave the country within seven days, she was told she could be deported at any time.

“On 28 June another letter landed, demanding she return “overpayments” of £33,590.20 in benefits. They also told her she had “misrepresented the fact that you were British when in fact you were subject to immigration control”.”

Mrs Baker wants a personal apology from Theresa May. This Writer thinks it should be abject and grovelling.

And – adding insult to industry – the Health Department has launched a bid to recruit nurses from Jamaica to mitigate the UK’s nursing recruitment crisis in what’s being called an “Earn, learn and return” partnership.

This means that, as the UK is sending people back to Jamaica on false claims that they have no right to stay here, the UK is also asking for Jamaicans to come here and help us out – which is just what the Windrush Generation were asked to do. It’s a double insult.

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5 thoughts on “Leak wars: Now it’s Amber Rudd’s turn to face the heat

  1. Stu

    Personally I think that any “compensation” promised by May and Rudd for the Windrush Generation should come out of Conservative Party Funds and not from the Taxpayer as it was a deliberate cruel and racist act that should be compensated from it’s source.
    Otherwise hard working Windrush employees would effectively be paying their own compensation out of their wages.

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