Amber Rudd

Mayexit means Mayexit

Renie Anjeh  |  24 July 2017

Whoever the next Tory leader is, they will not share Theresa May’s deficiencies. Renie Anjeh assesses the runners and riders A few months ago, Theresa May was queen of all she surveyed. She was high on hubris, drunk with power and worshipped by sycophantic journalists in the right-wing press. No one could have predicted the sharp vicissitudes …

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Cracking down on acid attacks

Stephen Timms MP  |  17 July 2017

Government must make it harder to obtain noxious substances and introduce tougher punishments for those who use them as a weapon, writes Stephen Timms MP Today I am opening an adjournment debate in parliament on acid attacks. The recent spate of attacks has provoked serious concern among my constituents. We need an effective response from …

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The Last Word: May is promising what she cannot deliver

Richard Angell  |  12 May 2017

Immigration pledges, manifesto matters and and Momentum’s marginals – Richard Angell has the last word on the week’s news Drop the migration pledge David Cameron is known for throwing red meat to his backbenchers. Time and again he put party management before the country. The referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union being the …

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Winter is coming

The Insider  |  26 October 2016

Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village To those who think the leader of the opposition offers neither leadership nor opposition, Jeremy Corbyn’s return to hibernation after his re-election has done little to change minds. If unity is what the leadership wants, it would struggle to pick an easier issue to unite around than the Tories reclaiming …

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Community energy on the line

Andrew Pakes  |  30 October 2015

Has the government got something against renewable and community energy? First, the government came for the feed-in tariff. Now they are coming for tax relief on community energy projects. Over 1,000 jobs have already gone in the solar industry in the last month as the sector adjusts to the scale of financial changes being brought …

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Business, unions, campaigners and Labour on the same page

Andrew Pakes and Melanie Smallman  |  19 October 2015

Last Friday, 1,000 people in the solar power industry were issued redundancy notices. Today the Trades Union Congress says that 27,000 more jobs in the renewables sector are at risk. At a time when the United Kingdom’s economy is far from recovered, the Tory government’s cuts to financial support to renewables – the one industry …

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Thatcher’s heir

Ben Dilks  |  1 September 2015

Can Amber Rudd be both moderniser and the candidate of the Tory right, asks Ben Dilks George Osborne has of late come into focus as one of the lead contenders for the top job. But rather than simply using his summer ‘emergency budget’ to make a cynical pitch to his party’s backbenchers and grassroots activists – …

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