The i, along with most other newspapers, leads on Amber Rudd’s resignation. The paper says the former home secretary telephoned Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday night to offer her resignation over her handling of the Windrush scandal. Ms Rudd’s claim she knew nothing about Home Office deportation targets were left “in tatters” following a leaked letter she herself wrote to the prime minister, says the Daily Telegraph. That leak led to the home secretary’s resignation, the paper adds. A day of “intense political pressure” led to the resignation of the home secretary, says the Times. The paper’s front page also says the government plans to reduce potholes on UK roads by making utility companies put their cables and pipes under pavements instead.
Ms Rudd’s resignation is a “huge blow” to the prime minister, says the Daily Mail. The paper says Mrs May has been using the former home secretary as a “firewall”.
Rudd quits,” exclaims the Metro. The paper says that Conservative colleagues had spent the day offering support in the hope she would stay on in her role.