The Anonymous Widower

The Resignation Of Amber Rudd

In the almost forty-six years from 18th October 1964  to the 11th May 2010, there have been several Governments of both sides and twenty Home Secretaries.

Which means the average tenure is under two and a half years.

Incidentally, how many of the twenty can you name?

So Amber Rudd‘s tenure is just under the average.

The remarkable thing about the list of Home Secretaries is how few last more than four years, so Theresa May‘s tenure of six years, must show a certain something.

In the same period, there have only been twelve Chancellors of the Exchequer.

I have seen it said by respectable commentators, that if a company has a large turnover of CEOs, then there is something fundamentally wrong with the company.

So is there something fundamentally wrong with the Home Office?

It is a large department with a budget of nearly £9billion and around 30,000 employees.

The Home Office web site, these are the department’s responsibilities.

  • working on the problems caused by illegal drug use
  • shaping the alcohol strategy, policy and licensing conditions
  • keeping the United Kingdom safe from the threat of terrorism
  • reducing and preventing crime, and ensuring people feel safe in their homes and communities
  • securing the UK border and controlling immigration
  • considering applications to enter and stay in the UK
  • issuing passports and visas
  • supporting visible, responsible and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime
  • fire prevention and rescue

Would Sainsburys put such diverse responsibilities together?

I’m certain, that some of these responsibilities need to be reorganised.

Perhaps, then Home Secretaries will find it easier to stay in the job.

April 30, 2018 Posted by | World | , , , , | 1 Comment