David McWilliams: If Boris Johnson is the answer, what is the question?
The next stage of Brexit will pit the Oxford Union posh boys against the Bruges eurocrats
FT columnist Simon Kuper argues that loquacious posturing, so essential at the university debating society, is still the fuel that propels Brexit and Johnson. File photograph: Getty
If Boris Johnson is the answer, what the hell is the question? Perplexed? Who isn’t? Not for the first time over the past few months, the revealed nature of England, a country we thought we knew, confounds us.
To understand the dynamics at the top of the British government, and to guess what might be the question to which Johnson is the answer, we have to dig a bit.