British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is no stranger to controversy or criticism, but even he wouldn't have been bargaining on having to deal with the kind of hatred that's been pouring down on him like gameshow custard this last week.
Johnson, it is, who has been made to suffer through not being careful enough about his advisers' advice that asking the Queen to close Parliament for five weeks was lawful. A Supreme Court judgement ruled that they, and he, were wrong, and his career as PM started unravelling.
Now, however, it may all come shattering down in pieces even quicker than he could have imagined, and from an unsuspected source.
Rumours circulating around the House of Commons on Friday, were that a vote of 'no confidence' is on its way, and the person who raised the issue was Johnson's own father, author Stanley Johnson.
Johnson Snr. told an unnamed colleague of his rebellious son:
"Boris always has been a bit of a feckless dolt. He was dropped when he was a baby. Obstinate, never wrong, will not change his mind, or be prepared to listen considerately to the opinions of others. And now, in order that he might achieve some Churchill-like hero status, he's gone telling porkies to the Queen, and blackened the party's name for many a month of Sundays, I shouldn't wonder. Time to go to beddy-byes."
Mr. Johnson Snr. even suggested a popular 1970s song to accompany his son's early demise, the Bay City Rollers hit 'Bye-Bye, Boris', which could be belted out by members at the end of this week's Tory Party Conference in Manchester.