Raised eyebrows and raised blood pressure at Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, when the chair of the People’s Vote campaign Roland Rudd – whose sister is the little known Work & Pensions Secretary, Amber – was introduced for an interview from, er, Davos.
Yes. In one sentence that hammers a nail in the coffin for anyone who thinks Brexit can be stopped through a second referendum, here was his introduction:
“Roland Rudd chairs the PR company Finsbury and is also chair of the so-called People’s Vote campaign is in our studio in Davos.”
And then a few minutes later:
“Obviously your sister is the Work & Pensions Secretary… Have you talked to her about it?”
As the brother of a Tory minister, Rudd’s credentials as a walking, talking embodiment of the elite are complete.
Oof. The people’s People’s Vote campaigner, indeed.