Former Brexit chief James Chapman to launch anti-Brexit party on September 9

James Chapman says there is no way Brexit can be a success - based on what he saw working for the dedicated government department

James Chapman says there is no way Brexit can be a success - based on what he saw working for the dedicated government department

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A man who once headed up the Department for Exiting the European Union is to launch a new political party dedicated to blocking Brexit.

James Chapman will launch the party during the People's March for Europe on September 9.

The new party, to be called The Democrats, reportedly has the backing of Tony Blair - who has talked repeatedly of his desire to keep Britain in the EU.

Chapman, who served as chief of staff at the Brexit department, said he had done everything he could to make Britain's departure from the European Union a success.

However, he said "it won't" be successful, according to The Metro.

Chapman added: "I did my best to make Brexit work for a year – and it won’t. There is no upside and it is clear that every sector of our economy will suffer for decades to come.

"Project Fear is Project Fact.

‘The first duty of our politicians is to stand up for the interests of their constituents – and that means sound money and job opportunities for all. The MPs that have left Britain careering towards a cliff worse than Black Wednesday have failed in that duty and are guilty of misconduct in public office.

‘The march on Parliament will be for members of all parties and none – but I will be announcing my intention to lead a new party, the Democrats, which will reverse Brexit with no second referendum."