Hijacking the EU referendum and turning it into a proxy leadership contest was almost Shakespearian in the way that it shook his old Etonian confidant's Bremain campaign and overall mandate. And worryingly, it is only the most recent chapter in the tale of a man that will stop at nothing to become Prime Minister. A story that is far, far from over.
There's only one winner in all of this, and he's got quite the hangover following a weekend on the Pol Roger: Boris Johnson. The Mayor of London hasn't even had to open his mouth yet he will have the biggest grin. Brace yourself. He's ready to enter, stage-right, any time now.
Who else wants the facts? This time last year we were all in the midst of being politically brainwashed; watching the same old parties battle it out ...
The idea of rent control, or "rent stabilisation" as it was recently rebranded, is often banded about as a solution to rising rents and a way of cutting costs for tenants over the long-term. The problem is over the long-term these strategies have been shown to do the complete opposite.
Boris' involvement in the Leave campaign has certainly added a new dimension to the referendum debate and no doubt stirred hopeful emotions amongst many Tory Brexiters. However, we still have four months to go until the public get to vote. I wouldn't be so sure that during that time posturing from Johnson and infighting amongst the Conservative Party won't have left a bitter taste in many people's mouths.
Unfortunately, for those people who really wanted to debate EU membership and consider voting to leave, they aren't going to get their chance. The referendum has nothing to do with those issues or even EU membership - and for this reason I would encourage everyone of a like mind (to leave) to vote Remain.
The fracturing of a clique. Any teenager knows what that means. Sitting alone at the lunch table. A few exclamation-marks littered tweets. Taylor Swift writes about it beautifully in Bad Blood, which should practically be mandatory listening for any teenager dealing with a broken friendship group.
Some people have a deep reason to wish for the UK to leave the European Union, whether it is a frustration at the way the European institutions work, or the way they feel Brussels gives the orders and Britain just obeys, or maybe it is because they feel the government has no power to limit EU immigration...
Yes the button has been pressed for the EU Referendum but the race is truly on for the next Leader of the party and I'm sure the Conservative Party membership shall be vigilantly watching their every move.
I have been knocking around politics for so long that I didn't think it was possible for me to become utterly shocked at the venality, ambition and horror of one man's ego. But this evening I have been proved totally wrong. Boris Johnson has proved beyond all reasonable doubt that he is a copper bottomed, double dealing, hypocritical little shit.
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David Cameron's sales pitch for a Remain vote in the EU referendum, saw him repeatedly using the phrase he "didn't love Europe." Now hypocritical Boris Johnson says he "does love Brussels," along with the fine wines and expensive holidays, but has announced he will campaign for Britain to leave the EU.
It is clear that Boris Johnson has caused a storm in ignoring the PM and advocating Brexit; however, regardless of motivation, I am in support of the concept of taking a leap of faith and giving Britain the chance to negotiate its own independence and economic growth, instead of bowing down to pass on decisions to another party.
I understand that the 'in' campaign feels the need to scaremonger on these issues; after all, it is their primary tactic on the economy. Is there any substance to their claims? I don't see it.
Boris Johnson, however, has decided to turn his back on Team Dave. If Cameron loses, a challenge to his leadership would be inevitable. For the Mayor of London, it seems that he has spotted a convenient gamble with Europe that could work to his political advantage.
The story revealed that Mr Khan's brother-in-law for more than 20 years took part in and spoke at events organised by vile group Al-Muhajiroun. Cue accusations of racism, Islamophobia and every other type of phobia quicker than the time it takes to read the full article. And boy did they fly in - on Twitter, mostly, but also from friends of people close to me. These accusations, from people who claim to believe in freedom of expression, are absurd. The "real" story was, in fact, an exercise in what the media should be doing - scrutinising politicians' own records.