In a few months, maybe even just a few weeks, Boris Johnson, PM, will be in Brussels, knocking on the door of the office of Jean-Cleadue Juncker, President of the European Commission.
– Come in, Boris (says JC).
-I come to negotiate (goes Boris).
-The terms of your surrender?
-Ha ha, very funny, JC. No, the terms of our new trade agreement.
-Oh, well, it was worth a shot. Have you handed in the forms that go with the application to withdraw from the EU, according to Article 50?
-Erhmmm… No, I haven’t. Is it really necessary?
-Well, Boris, let me see what I can do for you (pretends to be typing on his computer). I’m sorry, Boris, but COMPUTER SAYS NO!
At which point all other government leaders hiding in the corridor and eavesdropping through the door can’t hold themselves and burst in roaring laughter.
I hope someone will be smart enough to install a hidden camera. The look on Boris’ face – priceless.