When is Amber Rudd going to go?
Every time she appears before the Commons to answer questions on the fiasco that is the immigration/deportation policy, she has changed mind about the story and her part in it.
And each time it has changed because she has been caught out misleading, misspeaking, dissembling or whatever is the current euphemism for lying her backside off on the previous occasion.
Tory Fibs (on Twitter) summed it up thus:
• There were no targets
• Oops, there were targets but I wasn’t aware
• Oops, my civil service didn’t inform me
• Oops, there was a memo but I didn’t read it
• Oops, I wrote a letter mentioning the target
• Oops, it wasn’t a target. It was an ambition
This is incredible. This is the Home Secretary, one of the most senior cabinet ministers, talking to the House of Commons.
Today we’ve all seen a leaked copy of a memo which she sent to May showing how she was taking the enforced deportations forward by increasing the target (y’know, the ones she didn’t know about because there were any, but there were and she did).
The article is worth a read, and I won’t rehearse all it says here. But it shows her up for what she is.
She is clearly either incredibly stupid and forgetful, or she is a compulsive liar.
Either of these things makes her unsuitable to be Home Secretary.
So she must just GO NOW.