Boris, the Eton boy who ziplined past statesmanship
A colourful and chequered career in politics and journalism preceded his ruthless Brexit ambitions
Since coming to power in July, Boris Johnson has shed his image as a jovial, wisecracking mophead to reveal a ruthless streak that has marked him out since childhood.
But his high-stakes Brexit approach of leaving the EU on October 31, come what may, has led to a series of defeats in parliament that have left him totally humiliated.
The man with a lifelong ambition to be prime minister – or “world king” in the words of his sister Rachel Johnson – could end up becoming Britain’s shortest-serving leader...