What Interior Minister Amber Rudd really thinks about his 29-year-old daughter’s VERY public sex life


You can see why she thought so, if only for the second. Any mother would understand.

There was her stepson tied up, every 6 feet whatever he was, wearing a face mask, standing in front of a pickup truck full of food, for NHS front-line hospital workers, the needy and the vulnerable – the fruit of his (unpaid) work last month.

“ We just delivered our 10,000th meal, ” wrote 27-year-old Alasdair Gill, referring to the 700 meals a day that Family Leal, a London-based charity, led by a group of professional chefs like him. , had canned and drove all over the world. Capital city.

How proud her mother, former interior minister Amber Rudd, must have been. And who could blame him?

Julia Lawrence met Amber Rudd and her children Flora and Alasdair Gill on Zoom

Julia Lawrence met Amber Rudd and her children Flora and Alasdair Gill on Zoom

“ That’s why you’re my favorite kid, ” she wrote in the WhatsApp family’s group chat – before adding a cheeky and cheeky “ oops, ” when she realized that this would only be a matter of time before Alasdair’s older sister, Flora, saw him. . She did it – and without further ado, Flora made the exchange public. Very public indeed.

Those who know Twitter know that 29-year-old Flora – whose father was the highly controversial culinary critic and columnist AA Gill – happily took over the family coat for shock journalism with her own brand of sexy and confessional blimey, is- what i just read that ?, on social networks and on paper.

Losing her virginity, her scented condoms and the horror of the nipples – everything is there for everyone to see. Her late father, who received no less than 62 press complaints in five years at the height of his career, would be so proud.

Flora naturally saw the message as excellent fodder for her 27,000 Twitter subscribers and duly posted it: “In case anyone is wondering if mom is bullying me outside of Twitter. . . ‘ she wrote. “Likes” flocked – by the thousands.

Just last week, Flora

Just last week, Flora “pulled out” her mom as a daytime tippler, when she told the world how she ate canned cocktails during their Zoom conversation – at 11 a.m.

Today, while they speak exclusively at the Mail, everyone in the family finds the exchange quite funny: “Flora was more and more mean with her increasing levels of rudeness so I thought I would give her a very little tap.

“But I didn’t expect her to make it public. It was a little private joke for my family. It was just brutal. It was a declaration of war,” said Amber, 56. Welcome on Amber Rudd and Flora Gill – an ever-entertaining show that brings together its own fan base.

So, for clarity, is Alasdair the favorite? Every parent has a favorite, right? Just a little teenager? Absolutely not, said Amber.

“When my kids ask me, I get around it by saying that I have a favorite daughter and son.” An answer that any politician would be proud of.

“You didn’t write that, though, mom,” Alasdair smiles.

“No, that was not the case and I made a screenshot of it,” retorts Flora, clearly having fun. Oh my god, how long before a bedroom door is slammed?

We are meeting on Zoom and it is strange to see the polite and accomplished former Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye – who left the Commons in the last election – in Lockdown Mum mode.

Twitter users know that 29-year-old Flora Gill - whose father was the highly controversial food critic and columnist A.A. Gill - happily took over the family coat for shock journalism

Twitter users know that 29-year-old Flora Gill – whose father was the highly controversial food critic and columnist A.A. Gill – happily took over the family coat for shock journalism

Amber, who has just acted as an advisor to a British cybersecurity company based in Cambridge, alongside his work as an advisor to management consultants Teneo, is “ in the country with my partner ” ( according to rumors, she would have found love last year but that’s all that anyone discusses on the subject).

Alasdair and Flora are with their respective partners in their apartments in London. Like many families, this is the new standard, and banter flies.

Amber took a few hits in Commons’ shipping box, but you must be feeling some of Flora’s revelations for her. No one wants to hear about the sex life of their “baby”. “Yeah, it was awkward at first,” said Amber. “But in the end, I decided to go.”

Just last week, Flora “pulled out” her mom as a daytime tippler, when she told the world how she ate canned cocktails during their Zoom conversation – at 11 a.m.

Amber protests: “I was testing the taste of a friend in commerce!”

“Yes, but you only need a sip for research!”, Explains Flora. “You were doing a lot of checking. I found it funny because they are surprisingly alcoholic! Mom was getting quite tipsy, so I decided to take some screenshots and share them with the world. Everyone is drinking all day right now. We have to share!

“One of my goals is to make mom feel uncomfortable, and she’s getting used to it slowly, so I had to level up slowly. I think we only have a few weeks before we publish nudes on the Internet, ”she quips.

Amber grimaces. “Ali, we won’t like that?” She asks her son, who is agog.

“No, we won’t,” he admits.

Joking aside, the warmth and the deep bond between these three are palpable. Flora quickly jumped to the defense of her mother, with a flood of angry explosives, when she was dropped – on 30 minutes notice – at an Oxford University event in early March.

Flora Gill shared a snapshot of the WhatsApp family group and released Amber Rudd saying her son Alasdair was the favorite

Flora Gill shared a snapshot of the WhatsApp family group and released Amber Rudd saying her son Alasdair was the favorite

The event, In Conversation: Amber Rudd, was hosted by the UN Women Society of the university and Amber was to speak about encouraging women to enter politics.

But the organizers were criticized for Amber’s ties to the Windrush scandal – which cost him his job as interior minister – and they canceled at the very last minute.

Flora called him “f ***** g coarse”, his very touching indignation. I comment that it must have been difficult to be the daughter of Amber Rudd, having to watch the tirade of abuse of which she was the victim before resigning in 2018.

The Windrush scandal focused on British subjects who arrived in the UK before 1973 from Caribbean countries who had been wrongfully detained, deprived of their legal rights, threatened with expulsion and, in at least 83 cases, wrongly deported by the Ministry of the Interior.

Whatever your policy, the abuse Amber suffered was truly shocking. Some even wished him death. “People always ask me if I feel protective of mom, but she has always been very strong and capable,” says Flora.

“If anything, she can tell me about the hatred I’m starting to feel…”

Ali, it must be said, does not even have a Twitter account. “I’m pretty anonymous,” he says. “I am not on Twitter because of my mother and sister. I have had enough in person. . . “

Amber intervenes: “Ali is more a private person than Flora. Flora found her way through social media and character advertising and writing incredible articles. But Ali found a different path. “

“Yeah, but everyone is a more private person than Flora. . . Explains Ali. More laughter.

Ali and Flora were born during Amber’s five-year marriage to A.A. (Adrian) Gill, who died of cancer in 2016. They separated after Gill began a long-term relationship with journalist Nicola Formby.

For many years, Amber worked as an investment banker before entering politics in 2010, when the children were in their late teens. Flora looks at her father about her, while Ali is more like her mom. Amber cannot see “nothing of herself” in her descendants, although she can see where her daughter draws her “communication and shock” skills.

“We used to joke that if we had to separate and go to a relative, Ali would go to mom and I would have been to dad,” says Flora.

They had the classic upbringing of two households, seeing dad and their younger half-siblings on the weekends.

Amber Rudd's daughter Flora Gill is pictured with her father A.A. Gill who was an extremely controversial food critic and columnist

Amber Rudd’s daughter Flora Gill is pictured with her father A.A. Gill who was an extremely controversial food critic and columnist

Flora was educated at the Bedales boarding school in Hampshire where she was – according to her phrase – a goody-two-shoes (“ How I miss goody-two-shoes ”, says Amber), getting Ace in everything before d to go to Oxford to read philosophy and theology.

Alasdair, on the other hand, has taken a different path. “I got kicked out of two schools – for this and that, especially while smoking,” he says.

“He was not very good at following the rules, shall we say,” said Amber. “Not always present for lessons. Not always at school when it should have been. “

“The school never worked for me,” says Ali. “By the time I attended college in sixth grade, I had a 2% attendance rate.”

Alasdair went from school to the hospitality industry, trained at Ballymaloe’s cooking school, and worked as a chef at Little Blue Door restaurant in Fulham, where the Family Meal project is underway.

As different as the children they made together, Amber and A.A. Gill had opposite parenting styles.

“Mum cared about exams and our academic success and dad didn’t,” recalls Flora. “He just cared that we were nice. Nothing else mattered.

“So if I had a detention, which I had once in my life and about which I cried madly because I hated being told, I knew that I should ask Dad to sign my permission slip. He refused to sign it and told me to go tell my teacher that she was a pitcher.

“And he ate my homework once. . . ‘ What! The Zoom room bursts out laughing.

“Yeah, that’s right,” says Flora. “I was so panicked that I couldn’t finish this spreadsheet and Dad took the sheet and ate it. He said, “Tell the teachers that your father ate your homework.”

“I didn’t tell them the truth. I invented that I had lost it and got into trouble and had to start over. “

Perhaps it should be pointed out that A.A. Gill wrote: “Interesting adults are always school failures, strange people, losers, dissatisfied people. It is not wishful thinking; it is the rule. “

He loved a rebel. Amber, meanwhile, was great at discipline. “Because there were only three of us, we were very close,” she says. “But I remember being very irritated by all the fights of adolescence.

“My sister, who is a teacher, said that I needed a ‘layer of explanation’ when they got out of hand. So you go green, yellow, black, saying “OK, now we’re green but if you keep fighting, we’re going to go yellow”

“I never understood it, so I was just saying” Green yellow black! »»

“We just remember that” BLACK BLACK BLACK “was yelled on the stairs. It didn’t last long, this system, ”laughs Flora.

“When I was first elected, Ali was 17 years old and my sister said to him,” You must be so proud now that your mother is an MP, “and he said,” Yes, it’s fantastic – she is never at home. “”

Since resigning as an MP, Amber had only just gotten used to civilian life when the pandemic broke out – the family is planning a big party (with Ali cooking) when it is all over. In the meantime, he manages to manage and take care of the meal plan.

After so many years of being the “maid”, Flora enjoys seeing the precious work of her brother.

“I helped one day. Alasdair was such a boss – he was so impressive! Obviously, it hurts me to have to say it.

“I packed all the boxes and delivered to one of the hospitals. They were incredibly grateful. It was amazing to see and it made me feel that maybe mom had the right to have a favorite. “

Amber intervenes: “My children are so different, with such different skills, and they felt lost at different times in their lives. But I am very proud of them.

“They both seem to have a concentration that gives them satisfaction and reward. It was a revelation that Alasdair found such a sense of work by working for this organization that reaches out and helps people.

“Anyone who works in the hotel industry doesn’t have a lot of work at the moment, obviously. The fact that Ali found this role really valuable, helping to feed the people in London who really need their help, makes me very proud. “

And now? Flora or Ali are they tempted to enter politics? Flora shakes her head: “No way.”

His brother drops a bomb: “Who knows? Never say never . . . “

Her mother’s eyes widen in shock again.

  • The Mail donates to Family Meal for this interview. To contribute, visit familymeal.org.uk

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