In news that surprised approximately no one, Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that he intends to stand as an MP in 2015.
The news was met with a mixture of... well, it wasn't a theme of over-riding positivity.
First there was a brief summary of the doom some felt.
Boris Johnson as PM. The future mocks you as it approaches; it's like being run over by a milkfloat as your foot is trapped in the gutter.— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) August 6, 2014
Then a pictorial representation.
Some are genuinely afraid.
The genius of Boris Johnson is that everyone tweets about when he got stuck on a zipline, rather than the fact that he's a genuine terror.— Matt Lees (@Jam_sponge) August 6, 2014
Then countless reminders of all the time he said he WOULDN't stand.
What the... Boris Johnson running for MP after promising not to? You mean he lied to people for personal political gain? NO. FU**ING. WAY!!!— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) August 6, 2014
Boris Johnson made a “pledge” in 2012 to serve out his term as Mayor and not run as an MP http://t.co/L72RdY8f0p— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) August 6, 2014
11 times Boris Johnson denied he would stand for Parliament in 2015 http://t.co/2DAb0nT7Fy— Luke Lewis (@lukelewis) August 6, 2014
There were some colourful descriptions of his political ability.
Boris Johnson. A blithering Fauntleroy hoisted to national treasuredom via the chairlift of public ignorance.— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) August 6, 2014
Boris Johnson is already a part-time mayor, now will be even more of one. Always cared more about his ambitions than #London's problems.— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) August 6, 2014
Some people though he might be over-stretching himself.
Boris Johnson to run as MP - as well as being Mayor..and columnist and TV pundit..and....etc— Chris Choi (@Chrisitv) August 6, 2014
Boris Johnson may serve as MP and Mayor in 2015. Also, White House rumoured to be vacant in 2016.— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) August 6, 2014
Others that he was simply being greedy.
Boris Johnson, a man who wants to have his cake and eat it, and have all the other cakes, and own the cake factory.— Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) August 6, 2014
And a reminder of what awaits poor old Dave when he gets back.
By the time David Cameron gets back from holiday, the entire cabinet will have resigned and Boris Johnson will be PM.— Carl Maxim (@carlmaxim) August 6, 2014
But this fella thinks he's got Boris sussed.
Only a matter of time until we discover Boris Johnson is a 12 year old boy who told a fairground fortune teller machine "I want to be big".— Jason (@NickMotown) August 6, 2014