Leave campaign pin-up boy Boris Johnson has been hit with an astonishing £350 million-a-week divorce settlement by his estranged wife.
After claims that he “f*cked the whole country”, wife Marina Wheeler, herself a high-flying lawyer, has nailed down a massive pay-day.
By a strange coincidence, the nosebleed figure is exactly the same as the Leave campaign claimed the UK would save, £350 million a week, by leaving the EU.
But there were suggestions in Whitehall today that the split would hit major roadblocks.
Prime Minister Theresa May is handling the couple’s break-up negotiations herself, and they might now end up tied closer together rather than divorced.
“Boris simply has nowhere to turn. He has to pay up because if it’s driven around on the side of a vehicle, it must be true.”
In other news, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he intends to help his friend Mr Johnson find a new home.
“There’s a nice terraced house in central London that will suit him perfectly,” the upper-class politician said.
“Number 10 Downing Street.”
Relationship counsellors said the biggest irony of the situation was that Boris Johnson had now officially joined the single market.
“He spent years campaigning against the single market, now he’s a big player in the single market,” one said.
In industry news, the first British-made car to roll off the production line after the Brexit vote has been unveiled.