Even so, as late as Saturday morning Johnson was completely undecided and still turning to confidants for advice. What if he gambled all on Brexit but lost? Would he wake up on 24 June to find his ambitions dashed on the rocks of a historic decision and a fatal misreading of public opinion? That was, and is, the nature of the gamble.
It’s absolutely sod all to do with whether Brexit is the right thing for the country or not. It’s to do with whether supporting or opposing it gets one closer to the brass ring of No. 10.
Yes, obviously, we all know that but nice to have it so spelt out.