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Amber Rudd

Home Secretary and Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye

Our Drugs Strategy Will Tackle A Corrosive, Creeping Threat Destroying Countless Lives

Drugs destroy countless lives. They lead to crime, violence and disorder on our streets. They are one of the creeping and corrosive threats to our society that we must do more to tackle. But I am also determined to do all I can to protect the most vulnerable, who too often become the victims. That is why today I am launching the Government's new drug strategy which sets out how we will tackle the deadly impact of drugs, including substances like spice... This strategy is a vital part of our work to protect the vulnerable and make our families and communities even safer. We owe it to future generations to work together for a society free of drugs.
14/07/2017 07:38 BST

The Food Crisis in Somalia has got Much Worse

One might think that things had improved in the horn of Africa if one only followed the media, but unfortunately they have not. The food crisis has, I am afraid, got much worse. Last week, the UN announced that a sixth region of Somalia has entered the famine.
16/09/2011 10:03 BST

B is for Bankruptcy, C is for Confidence

Oh, the glee on the faces of Labour Ministers as the growth figures came in at 0.2% on Tuesday. How they gloated and tried to hold a "more in sorrow than in anger" line, while dancing the fandango on the fractional number.
28/07/2011 22:59 BST