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Brexit opponent says two senior UK ministers sympathetic to his plans

From Reuters - August 11, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - An influential former British government adviser who has called for a new political movement to block Brexit said on Friday that two senior members of Prime Minister Theresa May's government were sympathetic to his plans.

James Chapman, who formerly worked as chief of staff to Brexit minister David Davis, and before that as an aide to then-finance minister George Osborne, said May's Brexit plans would sink the British economy.

After calling for a new political movement to keep Britain in the European Union, Chapman said senior politicians from both the Conservative and Labour parties had contacted him.

"Two people in the cabinet now, and a number of people who have been in Conservative cabinets before now, better cabinets I might say than the current one, and a number of shadow cabinet ministers have also been in touch," he told BBC radio.

"They are not saying they are going to quit their parties, but they are saying they understand that there is an enormous gap in the center now of British politics. Look, the two main parties have been captured by their fringes," he said.

Chapman did not name the politicians who had contacted him.

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