Brexit Secretary David Davis’ former chief of staff calls for new political party



Brexit Secretary David Davis’ former chief of staff has branded Britain’s exit from the EU a “catastrophe” and urged “sensible MPs” to form a new party to resist it.

In an explosive series of tweets James Chapman, Mr Davis’ most senior aide until last month, said Brexit should be reversed and tweeted a hashtag promoting a second referendum in 2019.

He wrote last night: “Past time for sensible MPs in all parties to admit Brexit is a catastrophe, come together in new party if need be, and reverse it #euref19.”

He followed the tweet up by suggesting Remainer MPs Chuka Ummuna, Vince Cable, Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan, Rachel Reeves, Nicholas Soames, Pat McFadden and Stella Creasy should get involved.

Chapman, who also used to be the political editor of the Daily Mail, added: “Also, well past time for sensible journeys on papers that supported Brexit to admit it is going to destroy lives of many of their readers.”

Vince Cable, who recently became the leader of the Liberal Democrats, tweeted his support for Chapman, calling him a “very wise man”.

Other Remainers also tweeted their support.

Journalist Nick Cohen wrote: “Am tweeting not only because this is true but because @jameschappers was David Davis’s chief of staff.”

Author Bonnie Greer added: “David Davis’ former chief of staff calls for a new Party to campaign to reverse the catastrophe of Brexit.”

Chapman joining the Department for Exiting the European Union after last year’s EU referendum.



Source : http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-secretary-david-davis-former-chief-of-staff-brands-brexit-a-catastrophe-in-explosive-tweet-a3607491.html

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