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22 January 2019

The People’s Vote campaign chair is a cabinet minister’s brother campaigning from, erm, Davos

Erm. Guys?

By media mole

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?”

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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.