Cameron, Corbyn, Gove, May. Most politicians are referred to by the media and the public alike by either their full or last names – but there’s one notable exception.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is invariably known by his chosen name, Boris.
But many believe that using Boris instead of Johnson – in newspapers, on TV and in everyday conversation – engenders an inappropriately “cuddly”, “loveable”, even “matey”, persona for a man who led Britain out of the EU and, until recently, had his eye on the country’s top job in politics.
And they want it to stop…