The scandal concerning Chris Pincher is looking like the straw that could break the PM's back, or at least leave him in need of a chiropractor, as MPs have said they have had enough of his blundering and are standing down.
Apparently undeterred, Johnson has duly replaced his resigning staffers with loyalists but even his own MPs can't be bothered with the pantomime of it all.
So when the PM announced the appointment of Michelle Donelan as the new education minister, MP Lucy Allan just responded "seriously?".
It isn't looking like an endorsement, we'll put it that way.