Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson accused of ‘Blairite coup’ to topple People’s Vote millionaire backer Roland Rudd

ALASTAIR Campbell and Peter Mandelson were accused of staging a “Blairite coup” at the heart of the campaign for a second referendum.

Secret emails reportedly show the pair plotted against Roland Rudd, the millionaire boss of Open Britain, part of the People’s Vote campaign.

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Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson have been accused of staging a ‘Blairite coup’ in a bid to topple the People’s Vote’s millionaire backer[/caption]

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In an unearthed email exchange between the two, Lord Mandelson says they need to ‘pin down Roland’s slipperiness’[/caption]

Mr Rudd — the brother of former cabinet minister Amber Rudd — has quit amid the bitter civil war.
In one email Lord Mandelson said: “We need to pin down Roland’s slipperiness.”

And he suggested trawling through private emails to expose him, the Mail on Sunday said.
In another, Mr Campbell called for a “fast and brutal” battle.

One ally of Mr Rudd told the paper: “What Mandelson’s mob are trying to do — mount a Blairite coup — is futile, based on a tired playbook from 1997.

“Roland writes all the cheques and has all the vital electoral data. They need him.”

The in-fighting at the heart of the campaign comes in a crunch week for Brexit.

A spokesman for the People’s Vote said: “All of us on this campaign, frankly, have better things to do than worry about who chairs the Open Britain board.”

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Roland Rudd has dramatically quit amid the bitter civil war[/caption]

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A spokesman for the People’s Vote campaign said they have ‘better things to do than worry about who chairs the Open Britain board’[/caption]


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