Letters: Amber Rudd’s redemption would be to save us from a Hard Brexit

Amber Rudd at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA.

Amber Rudd at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA. - Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

There are two choices for Amber Rudd now she has resigned, writes Isobel Wheeler...

Do nothing and return to the Cabinet in a more minor role in six months to a year. Or, enjoying the freedom of the backbenches, make the case that British membership of the customs union must continue in order to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit and vote (or abstain) accordingly when the issue comes before the Commons later this spring.

The Windrush scandal has illuminated a remarkable absence of judgement and conscience at the top of the Conservative party. Now is the chance for Amber Rudd to show whether she has both.

Isobel Wheeler


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Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary for misleading Parliament. She is a Remainer.

Do I understand that pro-Brexit Ministers who have misled Parliament do not have the decency to resign?

Don Adamson, Rainham

Fine words from Sajid Javid on Windrush, but a reminder that he has voted for Theresa May's hostile environment every step of the way, called for an end to multiculturalism and propagated the lie that only a few of today's migrants respect Britain.

We need a change of government and not just a change of home secretary.

Jane Long, Wimbledon

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