To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. ‘That’s the thing about Boris, she’s completely neutralised him,” one Tory insider remarked this weekend. Boris Johnson has always been a paradoxical figure: citizen of the world and Brexiteer, soi-disant intellectual who plays the fool, ruthless careerist who lurchingly missed his grab for the top job and leadership failure whose vanquisher was afraid to leave him out in the cold.
This week's European Council marks the last time a British prime minister is attending an EU summit with fellow political leaders as a full member. By the end of the month the UK will have one foot irrevocably out of the door because Theresa May has promised to trigger Article 50 beginning the formal exit process by then.
These days we binge on TV box sets. When I was a teenager I binge-read the classics, using the excuse of A-level study, so earning me a place to do English at university (i.e three more years lounging on a sofa reading). Books taught me about life - "sex and death" in Woody Allen's definition.