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Here’s why James Chapman has been attacking David Davis – he’s launching a new anti-Brexit party

We’ve had Social Democrats, English Democrats, British Democrats and who knows how many others, so why not a party called, simply, ‘The Democrats’?

It will undoubtedly sink without a trace after its launch on September 9 – or maybe merge with the Liberal Democrats, as the SDP did. In true, Spitting Image, style they could use words from each party’s name – ‘Liberal’, from the Liberal Democrats, and ‘Democrats’ from The Democrats.

The nascent party is the reason James Chapman, former chief of staff at the Department for Exiting the European Union, launched his Twitter assault on his former boss, David Davis, earlier this week.

At least some of his comments were justified, as discussed in This Site’s article yesterday (August 15), but nobody in the UK wants a new political organisation watering-down the situation we have at the moment.

It simply won’t get any support.

As negotiations for Britain’s departure from the EU rumble on, a new pro-EU opposition party led by the government’s former Brexit adviser is poised for a September unveiling.

‘The Democrats’, which pitch themselves as an anti-Brexit, centrist party, unveiled on Twitter Monday its logo and the sale of branded merchandise as it seeks to raise support – and funds – for an event scheduled to take place in London on September 9.

The announcement was made by James Chapman, who previously worked as Brexit Secretary David Davis’ chief of staff within the government’s Department for Exiting the European Union.

Since quitting the role, Chapman, the former political editor of the Daily Mail, has been vocal in his rejection of the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and has cited support from several other members of parliament, including the current Conservative government.

The make-up of the prospective party is as yet unclear. When contacted by CNBC via Twitter, Chapman said that further details would be released in September.

He did however highlight intentions to focus on increased borrowing for investment in infrastructure, as well as healthcare and pension reforms.

Source: ‘Democrat’ party may be launched in the UK to fight Brexit


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Outburst against David Davis by former chief-of-staff: Why now?

David Davis (left) and Diane Abbott.

We know there is at least some evidence to corroborate Mr Chapman’s claims – the incident involving Diane Abbott in a House of Commons bar is well-documented.

The BBC has moved to deny claims about Mr Davis and John Humphrys – but then it would, wouldn’t it? The corporation is fighting a losing battle to continue to describe itself as impartial and, ironically, we’ll all have to wait for genuinely impartial evidence before believing anything either way.

But why has Mr Chapman come out with his claims now? Here they are, courtesy of Jim Waterson on Twitter:

Is this former Mail journo trying to stop Mr Davis from making a complete dog’s breakfast of Brexit?

Considering his loyalties, that is a distinct possibility. Leaving the EU is an important part of the populist right-wing agenda at the moment, and failures of the kind being suggested by Mr Chapman would really screw it up.

Or is he simply pointing out that Mr Davis is the UK equivalent of Donald Trump – ignoring his advisors and “winging it” on issues of huge international importance?

What do you think?

The former chief of staff at the Brexit Department has launched an extraordinary tirade against his old boss David Davis, saying he had witnessed him being “drunk, bullying and inappropriate”.

In a stream of early-morning tweets, James Chapman made a series of astonishing claims about the man leading Britain’s negotiations to leave the EU, including that he:

• “Leered” over Labour MP Diane Abbott while allegedly “drunk”

• Has been “working 3 day week since day one”

• Keeps former Ukip leader Nigel Farage on “speed dial”

• Could get easy rides in BBC interviews because of close relationships with top presenters

• Conducted extraordinary outbursts against foreign leaders

While Mr Davis was doing a series of interviews on breakfast television and radio, Mr Chapman called for Remain-supporting MPs “of honour” such as Chancellor Philip Hammond, Jeremy Hunt, Justine Greening, and Sajid Javid to quit the cabinet.

Mr Chapman, also a former political editor of the Daily Mail, alleged that Mr Davis “would never prep for” Radio 4 Today programme interviews with presenter John Humphrys because the two were close to the extent of going on “holiday” together – a claim denied by a BBC source.

Read more: David Davis’s former chief of staff launches extraordinary tirade against ‘drunk, bullying and inappropriate’ Brexit chief


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