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Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (otherwise called “Brexit”) caught the world by surprise. Markets shuddered. The pound collapsed. Political turmoil gripped both the “United” (at least for now as Scotland and Northern Ireland are making noises about leaving) Kingdom, the continent and here in the United States, where many see our own echo of Brexit in the rise of a certain bigoted billionaire buffoon presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

No one seemed more surprised (or downbeat) following the Brexit result than former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who worked tirelessly in favor of leaving. He downed pints and pressed the flesh while criss-crossing the country in the the air-conditioned comfort of the “Leave” campaign bus. He seemed somewhat shocked his side actually had won.

Prime Minister David Cameron properly announced his resignation following the vote, leaving Johnson as the probable successor at 10 Downing Street and the guy who would be responsible for the incredibly complex and economically unpleasant task of unwinding British and European ties, to say nothing of keeping the UK from falling apart completely. So I guess no one can blame him for declining that “opportunity.” Either way, his career is probably (and justifiably) over.

I’m not all that up to speed on trans-Atlantic politics, but I have to say that Johnson indeed looked like the dog that caught the bus and had absolutely no idea what to do with it.