Amber Rudd reacts to ‘very encouraging’ employment figures

Amber Rudd has welcomed record high employment figures as the UK market was boosted by higher numbers of working women and self-employed workers. The Work and Pensions Secretary also defended her decision to support Boris Johnson’s strategy of keeping the option of a no-deal Brexit on the table, saying leaving the EU without a deal was “far worse” but the option needed to be “part of the armoury” during negotiations.