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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned, Downing Street has said, following increasing pressure in recent days.

Rudd was expected to make a Commons statement on Monday over the Windrush Scandal.

Prime Minsters response to Rudd

Rudd has faced criticism over the existence of Home Office removals targets and her knowledge of them.

Theresa May is the person responsible for this claims Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson who said Ms Rudd was “carrying the can for the person originally responsible for this scandal – Theresa May”.

Quitting the role via telephone ahead of a speech expected on Monday morning.

In a telephone call to the prime minster on Sunday night Rudd decided she would quit amid increasing opposition demands for her to walk.

No 10 confirmed the news “The Prime Minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the Home Secretary.”

The Windrush row occurred when it was exposed that migrants from Commonwealth countries, who settled in the UK from the late 1940s to the 1970s, and their relatives, had been declared illegal immigrants.

Twitter reacted to the news telling @PoliceHour that may her self should now quit as Prime Minster.

https://twitter.com/scouser73/status/990708868312453123?s=21

Another joked who would accept Mays? The Queen?

While another simply twitted get her out

https://twitter.com/realsuehall/status/990708974327664640?s=21

We’ll update you more on this story as soon as we have further details.

But for the moment the thin blue line will be wondering who will be the next to lead British policing and the Home Office.

We’ll update some of the best Tweets below.

Undoing the cuts

Someone who understands policing has been cut to the bones

https://twitter.com/scouser73/status/990712702216622080?s=21

Let us know your views by tweeting @PoliceHour We'll feature the best tweets within the article.

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