Sorry to break off for a moment from the British Brexit debate about how hopelessly rubbish and doomed Britain is as it tries to leave the EU, but there’s a full-blown scandal brewing in Brussels.

I touched on the curious case of Martin Selmayr in The Times last week and the week before. Selmayr – the Monster of the Berlaymont, as his friends call him, you should hear what his enemies say – is the Europhile fanatic German who was mysteriously parachuted in as head of the EU Civil Service. He had been Juncker’s feared chief of staff, until the coup (“Operation Night and Fog” a German Green MEP called it).