The one gif that sums up today's politics (and it's lunchtime)

Thursday 30 June 2016 15:00
Picture: BBC/Screengrab

Today has been an extraordinary day in politics, with Boris Johnson announcing he will not stand for the leadership of the Conservative party.

The announcement came at a press conference where he was widely expected to announce a leadership campaign.

The former Mayor of London however, declared precisely the opposite following Michael Gove's shock announcement that he will be running for the leadership.

Political commentators have a rather difficult job, in these frantic post-Brexit times, of summarising exactly what has happened to the Westminster landscape.

We think that BBC News' assistant political editor Norman Smith did a pretty good job.

Pictures: BBC News

As Smith quipped:

Et tu, Michael?

HT Charlie Lindlar

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