He's always been able to get himself out of a tight spot – it’s not for nothing he’s known as Boris Johnson the greased piglet. Sex sagas, Covid-19 disgraces, drama with dodgy donors – he’s managed to sidestep them all, slipping out of trouble with just a slap on the wrist and a few moments of head-hanging shame. But someone finally found something to grip onto.
Several someones in fact: about 50 of them saying enough was enough and the scandal-ridden leader of the Conservative Party had to go. “I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed,” the 58-year-old said outside his Downing Street office announcing his resignation.
“And I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world. But them’s the breaks.”