This is the great betrayal. Just about everyone feels betrayed from every possible perspective.
As the pound plunges, sending oil and food prices up while wages stagnate, with shares and pension values falling, the country is seeing the consequences of being mortally betrayed – by the self-indulgent members of a government who brought this calamity down on all of us.
When Johnson’s biographer compared him to an ape being handed a Ming vase, the vase in question was merely a popular conservative weekly magazine.
However, in the coming months, Johnson is likely to be handed a much more precious vase.
Only in this case the vase itself is already broken and the ape who smashed it to pieces is the same one we’re about to place in charge of putting it together again.