Even people who don’t follow politics know that Boris Johnson has had a bad week.
After a bounce in the polls following his election as Conservative leader, the prime minister has been forced to face the harsh reality of his political situation with a serious of bruising defeats, humiliating public appearances and a full-blown civil war in his party.
Even Dominic Raab, Johnson’s foreign secretary, admitted that it’s been a “rough week” on Sunday.
This is how Johnson’s week from hell went down…
By the standard of the rest of the week, this was a good day for the prime minister.
After being criticised by then-Conservative MPs David Gauke and Philip Hammond, Johnson stood outside parliament and said he would never delay Brexit.
However, you might not have heard him because he was being drowned out by protesters chanting “stop the coup”.
This is where things start to get really embarrassing.
He also received a brutal rebuke by former Tory MP Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Johnson's idol Winston Churchill.
Soames had members of parliament openly laughing at the prime minister, when he said Johnson’s “serial disloyalty has been an inspiration” to the Conservatives rebels.
After a slight break to catch his breath, Johnson’s political career sunk to astounding new depths on Thursday when his own brother Jo quit the government because he didn’t believe the PM was working in the “national interest”.
Cue a very obvious joke…
Johnson might have hoped he could find some relief by leaving Westminster and travelling to Morley in Yorkshire.
Unfortunately for him, the prime minister was ambushed by angry locals – including one man who politely told Johnson to “Please leave my town”:
Later that afternoon, Johnson left police officers waiting for so long in the sun that one woman became so exhausted that she had to sit down.
He also delivered one of the most embarrassingly bad jokes ever seen at a political press conference…
Johnson mostly kept quiet on Friday but it was one of his past comments that came back to haunt him, when Sky News dug up his handwritten note describing David Cameron as a “girly swot”.
Unsurprisingly, some of the country’s top female MPs had something to say about that…