Now James Chapman turns on 'part-time, leering bully' David Davis

Written by David Singleton on 15 August 2017 in Diary

Chapman claimed that his old boss has Nigel Farage 'on speed dial'.

James Chapman has already ruffled a few Brexiteer feathers by calling Brexit a "catastrophe" and urging "sensible" MPs to form a new party.

The former Daily Mail political editor has also suggested that Boris Johnson should be jailed for claiming there would be an extra £350m a week for the NHS.

And now Chapman has trained his fire on his old boss, accusing David Davis of only working a three-day week and "leering" over Labour frontbencher Diane Abbott. 

Chapman left his role as Davis’ chief of staff before the general election, having previously been George Osborne’s top special adviser in the Treasury.

This morning, Chapman attacked the Brexit secretary in a series of tweets, alleging that he works part-time and was "drunk, bullying and inappropriate" towards shadow home secretary Diane Abbott.







Chapman also said that Davis had once accidentally called his EU counterpart Michel Barnier while trying to get through to a “far-right friend” and that he had former Ukip leader Nigel Farage on speed dial.







In February, Davis apologised after it emerged he had texted a friend saying he had not tried to hug Abbott in the Commons' Strangers bar because he is “not blind”.

Asked about Chapman’s recent outbursts on ITV’s Good Morning Britain show today, the Brexit secretary said: “Dear old James did a great job as my chief of staff, but even on the day he arrived he was a Remainer.”

David also appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, but was not asked about any of Chapman’s recent outbursts. Chapman subsequently suggested that Today presenter John Humphreys was not a suitable person to interview the Brexit secretary, claiming that the pair go on holiday together.



As part of a Tuesday morning Twitter bombardment, Chapman also hit out at his former employer the Daily Mail. After columnist Andrew Pierce said he would be appearing on TV, Chapman replied saying that nobody was interested in the Daily Mail's views and that the newspaper had brought Great Britain "to its knees".

Chapman was the paper's political editor from 2009 to 2015, having started working there in 2002.








Picture by Press Association.









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