Boris Johnson’s brick has sensationally defected to Ukip – only hours after its star turn in the hands of the London Mayor at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham.
Releasing a statement on Tuesday evening, the brick said that it was making the switch to the Eurosceptic party as waiting for a Tory referendum on the EU was like “hitting your head against a wall”.
“I’ve had enough of the UK being just another star on someone else’s flag,” it added.
The brick, which had previously denied it was contemplating joining Farage’s far-right outfit, said that David Cameron was “not serious about change” and that Ukip was intent on shaking up Westminster’s “cosy little clique”.
“It’s been a hard decision,” said the brick, “but I know I’ve made the right choice to build a better Britain.”
Boris’ brick becomes the fourth high profile figure to leave the Tory Party in recent weeks following the defections of MPs Mark Reckless and Douglas Carswell, and the former deputy mayor of London Richard Barnes.
Further defections are likely with rumours suggesting the brick will soon be joined in Ukip's ranks by a pair of Rod Liddle’s socks.