I keep seeing these official photos of Johnson talking on the phone to the EU by the light of his desklamp and try to deconstruct what they’re trying to convey (because these images are very ‘constructed’ or staged). Firstly, why is he using a (semi)mediaeval landline with a black telephone and not the internet, is it not possible for heads of state to securely video-conference? Or is it that BJ’s PC classes with the US pole dancer weren’t ever sufficiently advanced? Also, what’s happened to that investigation?
Instead the low level lighting, desk and the usual carefully constructed Johnsonian air of dishevelment are surely meant to embody the desperate efforts of a war-time leader (whoever could that be?).
Hopefully, before the end of this week, this charade will be complete, the pound won’t have sunk to parity with the euro and Brexiles in Europe can get on with their lives.
God (if you choose to believe in that sort of entity) can help the rest