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David Davis: Brexit is the sexiest area of politics

Since the nation voted to leave the European Union in the referendum, Brexit has been described as a lot of things by a lot of people. However, until now Mr S had not heard it be described as sexy.

At today’s European Union Select Committee, David Davis — the Brexit secretary — claimed that his brief is the ‘sexiest area of politics’. He made the comments as he answered a question on the possibility of establishing a ‘clearing house’ where interested parties can get in touch with the department:

‘As you can imagine — because this really is the sexiest area of politics at the moment — everybody writes to us. And my department at the moment is actually quite tiny, it’s quadrupled in one month.’

While Mr S wishes Davis luck increasing the size of his department, Steerpike worries that his comments could ruffle feathers with fellow Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Liam Fox. With the three said to have a fierce rivalry, Fox and Johnson will no doubt think their own specific areas of politics — Foreign and International Trade — pretty irresistible.

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