Over the years I've worked with many intelligent, some incredibly highly intelligent people. However I discovered a long time ago that there is no correlation between intelligence and common sense nor intelligence and diplomacy.
Boris Johnson's stumbling if not embarrassing performance at the french embassy would be funny if it wasn't so worrying.
I can understand why Theresa May would give him the job of forign secretary, you started it you sort it out, but negotiating the exit of the UK for the EU is a massive job, possibly even bigger than that of PM.
Is an intelligent buffoon the right man for the job? Personally I think he will not be able to get the best deal for the UK.
He will lie through his back teeth, just as he did in the referendum and the public wont know what we are getting or not getting. But he will claim, whatever, that he's done an amazing job and got an amazing deal for the UK.
Unfortunately I fear the UK will suffer for years over this, while the EU sniggers behind closed doors.
Theresa May meanwhile will be able to distance herself from it claiming she put a Brexit in charge, what more could she do?