17/07/2017 19:01 BST

David Davis Re-Imagined As David Brent As Brexit Secretary Enters Talks Without Notes

'It's all up here!'

Pictures from Monday’s start of negotiations in Brussels have shown Brexit Secretary David Davis without notes or paperwork as he goes face-to-face with his nemesis, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

All three EU officials had thick piles of papers in front of them but Davis, his lead negotiator and Britain’s EU ambassador had none (ok, Oliver Robbins, a senior civil servant, had a slim black notebook and a pen).

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his delegation and Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and his delegation attend a first full round of talks on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union

It prompted a bout of scorn on social media ...

But the richest seam being mined on Twitter was the comparison to David Brent and The Office ...

This effort from a former press officer to Jeremy Corbyn elicited some excellent responses.

And if you want more political figures being compared to the regional manager of a paper merchants, you’d do well to follow the Politcal Brent account.