Now that he has a little more time on his hands, Boris Johnson has caught up on the news and is shocked to find the war is still ongoing in Ukraine and that Covid is around. "Good grief!" he said, almost ruining his wallpaper as he spat his breakfast cup of tea across Downing Street while leisurely browsing some newspapers.
"Carrie, have you seen this? It says that blighter Putin is still waging war in Ukraine and has in fact extended his military aims. But I told the MPs at PMQs that I had 'helped save another country from barbarism'." The prime minister went quiet for a moment, then chuckled at a comic strip and muttered: "Oh very good, rather amusing."
Moments later he dropped his jam and toast on the carpet, and sat with his mouth wide open. "Oh my word," he exclaimed, "I don't ruddy believe it. Carrie, look at this. There! It says here that Covid levels have been very high lately. Crikey, I told MPs that I'd got the country through the pandemic.
"If only I'd had the time to look at these papers. I might have realised if I was not busy with important government business like having to go up in a military jet and come up with zingers like Captain Crash-a-Roony Snoozefest (tee hee - that still makes me chuckle). Do you think I misled the House?"
He looked even more crestfallen as Carrie quietly said: "And don't forgot the thousands of people that have died from it already." Boris stared, open mouthed for a moment. "But, but, in my resignation speech I said that I had got us all through the pandemic. Now the public may think I am great big fibber!
"Maybe the mission isn't accomplished..." A moment of silence followed, and then he drained his teacup, clapped his hands and said: "Oh well, spilt milk and all that. No good worrying about these trifling things - I've got a leaving party to arrange!
"Carrie, where's the suitcase? I need to take the first of many trips to the shops! Keep an eye on kids - and any of the others that pop round. Hasta la vista baby"