Amber Rudd resigns over Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd resigns
Amber Rudd resigns
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UK's Home Secretary steps down after misleading a parliamentary committee over government deportation targets.


Britain's interior minister has quit after Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced an outpouring of indignation over its treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labelled illegal immigrants.

In a resignation letter Amber Rudd said she had inadvertently misled a parliamentary committee last week by denying the government had targets for the deportation of illegal migrants.

For two weeks, British ministers have been struggling to explain why some descendants of the so-called "Windrush generation", invited to Britain to plug labour shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, had been denied basic rights.

On Monday Rudd was replaced by Sajid Javid, previously local government minister, who comes from a Pakistani immigrant family.

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