Published: Thu, May 03, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Gone With the Windrush in Britain

Gone With the Windrush in Britain

Theresa May faced questions over her immigration policies as new Home Secretary Sajid Javid promised to "do right" by the Windrush generation.

Media captionNew Home Secretary Sajid Javid: "We will do right by the Windrush generation".

Born in Rochdale and raised in Bristol, Mr Javid is 48, a father of four and the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family came to the United Kingdom in the 1960s.

Javid will also have Britain's post-Brexit migration policy in his in-tray.

Joanna Cherry, the SNP's Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson said the Home Office needed to undergo "root and branch reform". In doing that I am really privileged to have a fantastic group of people here, the staff here, who together will work to make our country even stronger. It is a huge privilege and something I take very seriously.

"If you look at what we're doing as a government, and have been doing over the years as a government, what we are doing is responding to the need that people see for a government to deal with illegal immigration", she said.

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He told MPs: "I think the terminology is incorrect, I think it's a phrase that is unhelpful and does not represent the values as a country".

Theresa May announced the former Secretary of State's appointment after Ms Rudd resigned on Sunday, after admitting she had "inadvertently misled" Parliament over illegal immigrant removals targets.

In her resignation letter Ms Rudd admitted that her office had been alerted to the targets and added: "I should have been aware of this and take full responsibility for the fact that I was not".

Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's political editor, avoided saying Rudd had not been entirely truthful but put the matter quite elegantly: "Certainly there has been a mismatch between what she told MPs last week and the evidence that emerged".

Sajid Javid has been named as the Home Secretary replacing Amber Rudd following her resignation.

A rapid riser in the government, Javid was a senior investment banker at Deutsche Bank before becoming a member of parliament in 2010.

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He has made several visits to India and interacted with Indian functionaries in his previous role in the departments of culture and business.

Explaining the thinking behind Mr Javid's appointment, Mrs May's spokesman said he was "one of the most experienced ministers" in Cabinet who had "proved his drive, his ambition and his determination to get to grips with hard subjects".

But now as the dust settles and Javid takes the keys to Marsham Street, we must resist seeing this purely through the lens of Westminster intrigue, to indulge in chatter about the Brexit balance in cabinet or the damage Rudd, a Remainer, might do to May's agenda from the backbenches.

Opposition parties have targeted Mrs.

Among measures announced so far, the Home Office will waive citizenship fees for the Windrush generation and their families.

Rudd's resignation may weaken Prime Minister Theresa May's government.

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James Brokenshire, the former Northern Ireland secretary who stood down in January due to health reasons to have a tumour removed from his lung, has been moved into Javid's old job as Housing, Communities and Local Government secretary.

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