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James Chapman, former Chief of Staff to Tory Brexit Secretary David Davis, has exposed a series of startling revelations about his former boss.

In a series of damning tweets this morning, Chapman claimed that he once caught Davis ‘leering’ at Diane Abbott in a ‘bullying and aggressive’ manner, as well as exposing that the Brexit Secretary had former UKIP leader Nigel Farage on speed dial, and most worryingly of all, that the Tory MP got ‘easy rides’ during BBC interviews because of his close personal relationship with top Beeb presenters.

BBC bias

Chapman claims that Davis is extremely close to top BBC presenters John Humphrys and Andrew Neil. He describes Humphrys conducting Brexit interviews as ‘totally inappropriate’ on account that he goes on holiday with David Davis:

These claims will certainly not come as a surprise to many of Evolve Politics’ readers. Independent media publications worked tirelessly throughout the election campaign to expose BBC bias, yet it was stringently denied by right wing publications and their followers. How they will be able to deny it now is unclear.

Surely, Chapman’s claims of top BBC names showing blatant favourability towards the Tories will demand a serious investigation into the impartiality of the Corporation? This information seems to suggest the BBC are clearly not following the terms of their impartiality charter.

These claims must be addressed.

Sexism

Chapman claims that he has also witnessed David Davis ‘leering’ over Diane Abbott in a ‘drunk, bullying and inappropriate’ manner:

This isn’t the first time that Davis has attacked Diane Abbott. In February, private text messages were leaked to the Mail on Sunday in which he insulted her. According to The Guardian, Davis ‘texted a friend to say reports that he had tried to embrace the Hackney MP were untrue, because “I am not blind”; and if he had done so, it would have made “a good Optical Express advert”. Not only outing himself as a raging sexist, but also lacking in any knowledge of popular culture (everybody knows it’s the Specsavers ads).

Sexism seems ingrained in Davis. In 2005, he posed with ‘busty’ women in “It’s DD for me” t-shirts and ‘declared that he preferred blondes to brunettes’ in a radio 4 interview.

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Picture: The Guardian

Lazy

Chapman also implies that Davis is lazy:

This claim follows Dominic Cummings, former head of the Vote Leave campaign, recently branding Davis ‘thick as mince’ and ‘lazy as a toad’.

‘Insider turned whistleblower’ 

James Chapman’s revelations have come out of the blue, although everything claimed has been strongly suspected. So how have the mainstream media reacted to his scathing attacks?

Isabelle Oakeshott, political commentator and ex Daily Mail editor-at-large, was quick to defend her Tory overlords, calling Chapman’s claims ‘contemptible’:

Yet many have praised him for the series of tweets, and rightly so. One thing is for sure, this ‘insider turned whistleblower’ should be celebrated for his actions today.

It seems undeniable that David Davis, who according to Chapman has ‘Nigel Farage on speed dial’, is a horrible character. Does Davis show any signs of being suitable to lead the Brexit negotiations? It certainly doesn’t seem like it.

UPDATE: Since the publication of the article, a BBC Spokesman has told Evolve Politics that they strenuously deny there is any ‘huge row’ engulfing the BBC, and that the claims made by James Chapman are entirely “unsubstantiated.”

Moreover, figures involved in James Chapman’s claims have come out on social media to deny the allegations. 

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  • Paul James

    It amazes me and also shows how much of a grip the pro-Tory media have over a misinformed electorate, that no matter how awful a record the Tories have in power, no matter how much they take the piss out of the people it’s only really when they start attacking each other that people wake up to them. All the contenders to the throne will be briefing against the PM and they will all be attacking each other. Everyone in politics knows that May/Davies/Boris/Gove a massive bastards. It’s only when they use their own media influence to brief against each other that the public gets to hear about it.