Behind the showman, there is a very real strategy.
A look at his published writing shows the prime minister has ramped up the rhetoric as Brexit has approached.
The humiliation of asking for a Brexit extension could be a price worth paying to get an election.
Use of the words 'traitor', 'surrender' and 'betrayal' have increased inside parliament but everyone outside needs to watch their language too.
Sadly, politicians have been trying to turn the public against judges for a very long time.
The UK court decision against Boris Johnson's move to prorogue, or suspend, parliament could set an important precedent for Australian governments that try to do the same thing.
The United Kingdom pretty much did what it wanted in the EU. That it chose to pursue a national agenda of austerity and neoliberalism has nothing to do with Europe.
Does this mean the prime minister lied to the Queen? And could he face personal repercussions?
Based on current trends, the UK could be heading for a hung parliament.
His prorogation was ruled unlawful, but that won't stop the prime minister playing the populist card.
The complex mechanisms behind the pictures we see.
The risk of "pathocracy" is always close. And once entrenched, difficult to dislodge.
Boris Johnson fails on six scores of inspiring leadership.
The UK Supreme Court's decision will have profound implications for how and why a prime minister can suspend parliament.
All the drama has played out in the UK lately – with very little regard for whether any of the options under discussion would be acceptable to the EU.
The political class is tearing itself to pieces, and journalists are making sure we can read all about it. But beyond Westminster, why would people care about things they can do nothing about?
The PM was meant to talk about recruitment but ended up rambling about Brexit.
As Boris Johnson's tactics cause deep rifts within the Conservative Party, the UK faces a Brexit of radical conservatism - and plenty of risks.
Parliaments were and remain institutions of frustrating negotiation and very often unpalatable compromise. They also represent an imperfect but significant check on the abuse of power.
MPs blocked the prime minister's motion to hold an election – but that doesn't mean they don't want one.