Saturday, 8 October 2016

The Independent: Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s own brother appears to attack her speech for ‘vilifying foreigners’

The Independent: Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s own brother appears to attack her speech for ‘vilifying foreigners’


The Home Secretary’s brother has attacked the Government’s “denigration of foreign workers” after Amber Rudd announced a policy to force businesses to publish figures on the number of foreign staff they employ.

Roland Rudd, the head of PR agency Finsbury who – like his sister – campaigned for Remain during the referendum, wrote in an article for the London Evening Standard that there could be no place for “vilifying foreigners in the new Britain”.

On Tuesday, Amber Rudd told the Conservative Party conference that foreign workers should not be able to “take the jobs that British people should do”.

She proposed measures to compel companies to name what proportion of their workers were foreign, effectively naming and shaming those which are not taking on British workers.

Her brother wrote: “In a democracy there is always a spectrum of views.

“Those of us who want a sensible Brexit, who want Britain to remain a beacon of tolerance and who find the denigration of non-British workers appalling have a duty to speak out.


I was so delighted when Amber Rudd was appointed as home secretary, now I am bitterly disappointed. She seems to be the ultimate political chameleon. Before the referendum she was a fervent Remainer, now she has morphed into a British Marine Le Pen. Something horrible is happening to the Conservative Party.

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