Why are we once again subjected to the illogical and incoherent ramblings of the Foreign Secretary?
On the one hand Mr Johnson – I object to people referring to him simply by his first name as though he is likened to a cuddly teddy bear instead of a ruthlessly ambitious career politician – is one of the spearheads of the Brexit campaign to remove the UK from the European Union.
Yet, just recently, possibly following a long lunch, he proposed the construction of an immense bridge across the Channel to link England and France more securely in addition to the existing tunnel.
How can we reconcile these seemingly contradictory positions?
Presumably Mr Johnson will have considered the massive cost implications of such a project and how uncomfortably this might sit alongside the systematic draining of funds that would support a currently ailing NHS – or perhaps not.