Davis negotiating with Belgian car salesman he mistook for Michel Barnier

ALL of David Davis’ Brexit talks have been with a random Belgian man he mistook for EU negotiator Michel Barnier, it has emerged.

In an Andrew Marr interview, Davis revealed a mix-up with directions led him to repeatedly visit a Nissan showroom in Brussels and talk to a salesman called ‘Pierre’.

Davis said: “It was an easy mistake to make because he looked a bit like Barnier and it’s hard to tell what foreigners are saying, although I did think it was odd his office was full of cars.

“When I used my impeccable French to say ‘Bonjour, je suis le Brexit man!’ he appeared to recognise me and took a selfie, so naturally I assumed I was with the EU’s top negotiator.

“I began discussing Brexit at length, pausing only for Pierre to show cars to people. With hindsight that was strange, but I assumed it was a negotiating tactic designed to unsettle me.”

He added: “On the third day he said ‘David, you should really only come here if you want to buy a car’, so to keep Brexit on track I have bought a 1.4 litre Nissan Micra. It’s all good.”

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Crowd at Northamptonshire village fete breaks into chant of 'Andrea Leadsom'

A PASSIONATE crowd of about 15 people broke into chants of ‘Oh, Andrea Leadsom’ at a village fete in Northamptonshire yesterday.

The chant, to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, spread rapidly through the crowd in the village of Spemble, before Leadsom surprised everyone by turning up and doing the tombola.

Local resident, Tom Booker, said: “Everyone around me was chanting her name.

“From the cheese stand to the balloon corner, everyone let it be known that they wanted Andrea Leadsom to run this country.

“It was kind of deafening when I think about it.”

Fellow resident, Emma Bradford, added: “You can’t argue with those kinds of numbers.”

Leadsom then gave a rousing three minute speech about ‘why we should all be more patriotic’, ending with a quote she claimed was from Gandhi but was actually from Hermann Goering.