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Hell hath no fury like a dis­grun­tled ex-em­ployee, as David Davis is learn­ing. The Brexit Sec­re­tary’s for­mer chief of staff, James Chap­man, an­nounced last week that he wants to start a new po­lit­i­cal party ded­i­cated to stop­ping Brexit. Chap­man – whose CV also in­cludes a stint as po­lit­i­cal edi­tor of the Daily Mail – then launched a Twit­ter tirade against his for­mer boss, claim­ing that “DD” had been “work­ing a three-day week since day one”, never read the con­tents of his min­is­te­rial box, and “can’t even make plain ham sand­wiches (no but­ter) – an un­for­tu­nate woman in his pri­vate of­fice has to bring one to him ev­ery day”. Chap­man also claimed to have been with Davis when he “leered” at Labour MP Diane Ab­bott, adding: “He was drunk, bul­ly­ing and in­ap­pro­pri­ate.” The late John Giel­gud was fa­mously ab­sent-minded. Christo­pher Reeve once re­called bump­ing into the Shake­spearean ac­tor at Pinewood Stu­dios. “We had met at a so­cial oc­ca­sion; now I was dressed in full Su­per­man re­galia. As he shook my hand he said, ‘So de­light­ful to see you. What are you do­ing now?’”

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