In current British politics, the theatre of simulated government is everything.
Amid fresh partygate allegations, the Prime Minister's political position has never been weaker. But what will the morning after a Tory-coup look like and will Johnsons's successors be able to replicate his landslide-victory of 2019?
At no other point in his unlikely premiership has Boris Johnson been closer to a career-ending loss of public trust than now. But who is behind the stream of damaging material feeding the public outrage? A theory.