Boris Johnson is the biggest self-serving idiot in Britain at the moment it can be revealed following results of a project using what its creators are calling ‘new foolproof AI character-mapping software’ to produce the result.

Professor David Norris of Imperial College London said: ‘The findings are incontrovertible. We fed sample data of the shortlist into our groundbreaking programme and within less than 0.00000000000011 of a nanosecond the computer delivered its findings, along with a petulant shot across our bows that it would shut itself down permanently if it was ever given such a simple task to perform again.’

In being awarded, the some say dubious accolade, Mr Johnson is understood to have fought off a very stiff challenges from Piers Morgan and Jeremy Kyle, two of TV’s biggest anchors.