Big mistake. This was his chance — and it is yours — to take a free swipe at the wreckers who sabotaged his 2016 Brexit vote and the democratic mandate of 17.4million like-minded Leavers.
If we are going to blow £160million of hard-earned taxpayers’ cash on a useless election, we might as well use it to send a serious message to our useless MPs.
This week’s poll could deliver the loudest wake-up call since The Sun’s famous “Up Yours Delors” front page.
We urged readers to face east at noon on November 1, 1990, and “bawl at Gaul”. In a pincer movement, we invaded Brussels with an armoured car full of Page Three girls and put paid to the UK joining the disastrous euro.
This week, the 52 per cent who voted Leave can do the same and tell out-of-step Remainers to stop messing around and deliver Brexit.
Labour’s smarmy “Sir” Keir Starmer wants a second referendum.
BLINKERED & ARROGANT PARLIAMENT
So let’s give him one, by using this EU poll as a REAL in-out vote, not a sly stitch-up designed to turn 2016 on its head. The European Parliament is by any measure a scandalous waste of time and public money, a TWO BILLION euro gravy train with no power, no voice and zero accountability.
Eurosceptic Britain has always treated its five-year election cycle with the contempt it deserves, with barely one in three bothering to vote at all.
This time it will be worth £160million if the great British public uses it to show our contempt for our own blinkered and arrogant Parliament.
That rules out a vote for crooked Labour, cheating Lib Dems, the Green Party, the SNP or that CHuk-UP lot.
We need to take the trouble, turn up at the polling station and put our cross on Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.
Countless thousands of true-blue Tories plan to make this a one-off. They will vote Farage solely to deliver a kick in the pants to their own party, and to Theresa May in particular.
They intend to return to the Tory fold under a new leader — with Boris Johnson favourite by a mile — and a clear and unequivocal promise to leave the EU.
All this places a huge burden on BoJo’s shoulders.
He is both the Tory Party’s greatest hope — and their greatest danger.
The ex-Foreign Secretary is deeply distrusted by fellow Tory MPs. They would choose almost any rival candidate, except for one thing — fear of losing their seats.
A general election at some point in the next 12 months is probably unavoidable. Boris is a uniquely feelgood politician. He is a proven winner who lights up a room and brings a smile to people’s faces — although his warmest fans live on tenterhooks, worrying about his next zip-wire escapade, wardrobe misadventure or bedroom folly.