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Think Amber Rudd is a liberal? Take another look at her Home Office record

If Rudd really is a liberal, then she's a cowardly one

By Steve Bloomfield  

Amber Rudd is being hailed as a liberal post-resignation. Photo: PA

If it feels like Amber Rudd took a long time to resign, it’s longer than you think. The roots of the former home secretary’s resignation were in fact laid down in her first speech to Conservative party conference, 18 months ago.

Just two months into the job, a liberal Remainer taking over an illiberal department in an era of hard Brexit, Rudd was desperate to show she fitted in. The result? A call for companies to provide…

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