Boris Johnson, native son of New York City and now Mayor of London, has just completed another whirlwind tour of the US.
While visiting the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., Boris unexpectedly announced that his ultimate political ambition is to become Prime Minister of the Moon. After a rather awkward silence, a Smithsonian tour guide informed Mr. Johnson that the Moon is already a territorial possession of the United States and consequently does not subscribe to a parliamentary form of government. To top-off yet another bad hair day, Mr. Johnson was also reminded by an aide that he is still an American citizen and therefore liable for US taxes and penalties no matter where in the universe he might choose to live, including, for example, the Moon.
Mr. Johnson appeared confused and angry and vowed to have a chat about his predicament with US Ambassador Matthew Barzun. As he turned and fled down a corridor towards the exit he could be heard exclaiming “Absolutely outrageous – they don’t make it easy for you” followed by “It’s an accident of birth that has left me with this thing. I’ve got to find a way of sorting it out” and, almost inaudibly, as he stepped into his waiting limousine, “I may just have to settle for Prime Minister of Great Britain after all.”