About Richard Carter

Fat, bearded bloke with a Charles Darwin fixation.

Making traffic lights of the situation

BBC: Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary, saying she “inadvertently misled” MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants. The Windrush scandal had heaped pressure on Ms Rudd, who faced criticism over whether she knew about Home Office removals targets.

Of course, what we’re all hoping she’ll do now is leave the Tories, cross the floor of the Commons, and join Caroline Lucas’s party.

Then she will forever be known as Green Amber Rudd.

(See what I did, there?)

Taking back control

Guardian: Brexit blamed as record number of EU nurses give up on Britain

Record numbers of nurses and midwives from EU27 countries quit Britain last year, fuelling fears that a Brexit brain drain will deepen the NHS’s already chronic staffing crisis. A total of 3,962 such staff from the European Economic Area (EEA) left the Nursing and Midwifery Council register between 2017 and 2018.

Blue passports, everyone! Hold on to that thought… Blue passports!