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

‘Those of us who find the denigration of non-British workers appalling have a duty to speak out,’ says Roland Rudd

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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.

“Try and stand up for a multiracial Britain and you are labelled part of the liberal elite; point out the £20 billion net contribution from immigrants over a decade and you are told you are not listening to the people; oppose hate crime and you are mocked for political correctness.

“It is easier to vilify foreigners in the new Britain than it is to espouse European values.”

The new proposal has been branded “xenophobic” and leading to “the return of the Nasty Party”.