The Referendum Party may have no MPs but at least it still has
Patrick Robertson. It seems the pugnacious PR man - whose somewhat
tempestuous relationship with the media during the campaign was
temporarily interrupted when the PR reins were handed to media
consultant and ex-News of the World editor Bernard Shrimsley - has
outlasted them all.
Shrimsley has gone and all the other staff positions are ’under review’
but for Robertson, James Goldsmith’s personal PR man, everything in the
hacienda garden is lovely.
An uncharacteristically talkative Robertson tells me: ’I was, and am,
chief of staff for Sir James. I look after him, his family and Imran and
Jemima Khan and I am handling media calls for the Referendum Party while
it transforms itself into the Referendum Movement’.
What an old smoothie.