Let us all take a deep breath and calm ourselves, shall we? It’s time for fair-minded folk to take a stand when they see a fair-headed man being wrongly condemned by every socialist spud and their grandmother. You see, what critics of this Prime Minister seem to forget is that the conventional rules do not apply to him…

I know. I know… It’s an easy thing to have missed amid the chaos. It rarely comes up in conversation and the actual legislation that excludes him from the ordinary rules of politics is written in very small letters on the back of Erskine May, somewhere below the bit about the Speaker’s right to drive sheep through the Commons (in crisp cotton knickerbockers no less). But the simple fact is that Boris Johnson is no ordinary politician in the ways that Tony Blair or Gordon Brown were very ordinary politicians.