Matt Cooper: It looks like Boris Johnson’s one shot at power is nearly over

From the trail of sleaze from the Owen Paterson affair to ongoing controversy over his finances to Brexit chaos, it’s all going pear-shaped for the British prime minister

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: claims now that his own ‘oven-ready deal’ for Brexit was half-baked and needs to be changed. Picture: Getty

We have hit peak Boris Johnson. He has maxed out his popularity as the British prime minister and Tory leader. His stock is falling and is unlikely to recover.

A premature political prediction and too pessimistic? Or, depending on how you think, optimistic? Perhaps. But just look all the things that are going badly wrong for Johnson.

He can’t escape the trail of sleaze from the Owen Paterson affair, in which his mate and now ...