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Former Tory aide renews call for anti-Brexit party

Media captionBrexit will "make Black Wednesday look like a picnic", says David Davis' former aide James Chapman (left) The former chief of staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis has said leaving the EU will be a "calamity for our country". James Chapman claimed two cabinet ministers had expressed interest in a new centre party to oppose Brexit. He also claimed that the Conservatives will struggle to win a majority again. Pro-Brexit Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said the party was "broadly united" and most voters accepted the result of last year's referendum. Mr Chapman is the Daily Mail's former political editor and was a senior adviser to former Chancellor George Osborne before becoming Brexit Secretary David Davis's chief of staff. He quit the government before June's general election and now works in public relations. In recent weeks he has launched a series of social media attacks on his former Brexit-supporting colleagues, including one …