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Earlier this week the group imploded after James McGrory and Tom Baldwin, its chief executive and communications director respectively, were fired in an internal coup earlier this week. Europhile businessman Roland Rudd moved against the pair as chair of Open Britain, the largest organisation within the People’s Vote movement which employs most of its staff.

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Some 40 People’s Vote staff passed a motion of no confidence in Mr Rudd and are refusing to return to work unless Mr McGrory and Mr Baldwin are reinstated.

Some of the employees are reported to be considering legal action.

In letters seen by The Guardian they have also started writing to clients of Mr Rudd’s PR firm Finsbury questioning his behaviour.

Speaking to the paper a source said the intention was to “hit him in the wallet”.

Brexit newsPeople's Vote staff are reported to be considering legal action (Image: GETTY)

Brexit newsSupporters of 'People's Vote' march through London (Image: GETTY )

The letters question whether Mr Rudd has “demonstrated good PR skills” during the current controversy.

People’s Vote are campaigning for a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership.

The group has organised a number of marches through central London which it claims have attracted up to a million participants.

Speaking to the BBC a source close to Mr Rudd said if they staff don’t return to work “they will be replaced by staff who do want to work towards a People’s Vote.

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They continued: “Staff have been asked to return to work and we hope everyone who wishes to do so, will do so, without feeling intimidated by those who have orchestrated this walk out.


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