'How was I supposed to know that the bull I let loose right in front of me would kick me in the face, even though I picked them expressly for the purpose of kicking people in the face?'
Some of the faithful are hoping that Boris can "get his mojo back." Quite what they mean is difficult to discern. I remember him more with comb and paper, playing a tune to small sycophantic audiences at various Tory Conference fringe meetings. Laughing at the "piccannies with watermelon smiles" in Commonwealth countries as they greeted the Queen, cracking the joke about rebuilding Libya (after RAF bombing) "once we clear away the dead bodies", the Muslim women who "look like letter-boxes", the non-existent EU directives demanding one size condoms and straight bananas. The man with an unspecified number of "love children" condemning the offspring of single mothers, the man sacked twice for lying.
Lo and behold, as PM he seeks now to break International Law to amend a Deal be himself negotiated which he now sees as inadequate for purpose, this with those he calls "our friends and partners across the channel". Well, surprise surprise!
And of course we hear each week or so the rumblings of a "Tory Revolt". The "threat" of such are frequent but come to nothing. Much like Boris himself, threatening to "lay down in front of the bulldozers" to prevent a third Heathrow runway, who then actually fled the country to avoid voting against the Government when the Bill was passed! (Of course, he is now off the hook with that one - Heathrow not even needing one runway at full capacity these days)