It may also disturb the balance in Mrs. May's top team, designed to involve enthusiasts for Britain's exit from the European Union or Brexit, and those like Mrs Rudd, who resisted withdrawal during a referendum in 2016 [
For days, Mrs. Rudd had resisted the pressure to quit, but the onslaught intensified last week, after she told a parliamentary committee that there were no targets for deporting illegal immigrants.
That statement proved wrong Later, Rudd insisted that she did not know the targets, this defense also crumbled. On Friday she admitted in a Twitter post that she was copied to an email mentioning migration targets, but she insisted that she had not read it.
Another document that leaked on Sunday seemed to show that she had discussed deportation targets in a letter to Mrs. May.
Ms. Rudd had misled legislators and her position increasingly unsustainable decided to stop instead of suffering another ordeal on Monday when she was due to reappear before the House.
In her letter of resignation, Ms. Rudd stated that she "mislead legislators by mistake about deportation targets"
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wife. May said that Ms. Rudd answered questions from the parliamentary committee "in good faith" and that she was "very sorry" to see her go.
Some had predicted that Mrs. Rudd would survive the scandal because she acted a political shield for Mrs. May, the former Home Secretary. During her long tenure, Mrs. May tried and failed to bring net immigration into the country below 100,000 people a year.
Although members of the Windrush generation had a right to be in the country, many struggled to prove that they were involved in a system that would make life difficult for people in the UK.
The scandal has also raised concerns about European Union citizens currently living in the UK facing similar bureaucratic problems after Brexit] If the crisis can not be overcome quickly enough, Mrs. Rudd's farewell Mrs. May remains more of a criticism the opposition Labor Party and others exposed.
"Following this scandal and its botched cover-up, Amber Rudd's resignation was inevitable and should have come sooner," Diane Abbott, Labor's Shadow Home Secretary, said in a prepared statement.
"The architect of this crisis, Theresa May, must now step forward to immediately, fully and honestly account for how this inexcusable situation happened to her guard," added Mrs. Abbott.
Ed Davey, speaking for the Centrist Liberal Democrat in Home Affairs, said it was "clear that Amber Rudd had landed there, at least partially, to protect the Prime Minister."
"Theresa May has to ask questions now Given that these terrible failures were largely under their care as Home Secretary, "Mr. Davey added in a statement.
wife. Rudd's departure also removes one of his strongest pro-European voices from the Cabinet. But she will remain a legislator and could bolster the Conservative Party's backbench legislators, who are prepared to defy the government if it pursues a "hard" Brexit or clean break with the bloc.
In recent weeks, Mrs. May has taken power She has been strengthened by her constant handling of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.
Since Ms. May lost her parliamentary majority in elections in June, her leadership has often been out of the question, and she has already suffered three incidents. Cabinet Resignations In December, Damian Green, who was actually the deputy to Ms. May, resigned after a resignation Had revealed that he was misleading the public about pornography on his parliamentary computer.
Priti Patel, the international development secretary Last year, he resigned from the cabinet after violating a dozen ministries on a summer vacation and causing a scandal over him. Sexual harassment in parliament prompted May's departure Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.
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