Theresa May has today revealed her chief Brexit advisor and the brains behind her “red, white, and blue Brexit” catchphrase to be none other than Art Attack’s own Neil Buchanan. When pressed, Buchanan said Phillip Hammond’s ‘grey Brexit’ did not sound that exciting to him, and wanted to “spruce up the colours to really bring out the emotion behind the work”.

Appearing next to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on ITV’s This Morning programme, Buchanan explained his reasoning behind the phrase. “To be honest I don’t know the first thing about EU politics, I just hate poor use of colour, tone and contrast”, he explained, “if you’d asked me last year what I’d have for Brexit I would have said scrambled eggs on toast!”

When asked whether his choice of colours related to the Union Jack, Buchanan seemed shocked.

“Well I suppose that’s just a happy coincidence then isn’t it! To be honest they’re just some of my favourite colours!” But Buchanan wasn’t afraid to delve into the politics of his appointment.

“The problem with leaving the EU is that it is never a black and white issue. Politicians these days are far too quick to brush these matters aside and rarely articulate their thoughts. Theresa May approached me and asked for myadvice, which really blew me away. You should have seen Boris’ face, he was green with envy!”

During a phone-in segment of the show, one Whip reporter called to ask if he would like to remain in the single market or not.

“To be honest I’m not really looking for a relationship right now so yes, I’m happy to stay.”

Ed Strang