What would Japanese tidiness guru Marie Kondo make of the interior of Boris Johnson's car? By anyone's measure, it is rather messy.


On the subject of decluttering, Kondo says: “Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle... the best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one's hand and ask: 'Does this spark joy?'”


Well, by this token, Boris Johnson, the possible future Prime Minister, gets his joy from:


     Luxury Dutch cheese biscuits

     Takeaway coffees

     A number of children's books - including Victoria and the Rogue

     A Sports Direct bag for life

     A book called Britannia Unchained


Photos published in the Sun show a variety of other items on the seats and floor of his Toyota Previa.


Some people argue that tidy surroundings equal a tidy mind - but Boris's car interior is about as tidy as his hair-do. Will this untidiness worry the British public?


Or will many of us relate to Boris and his messy car? Certainly many of us with kids know how quickly a car can become untidy.


Boris is currently the frontrunner to become the leader of the Tory party - and thus the Prime Minister of the UK. He won 114 votes in the first ballot, followed by Jeremy Hunt on 43 votes, Micheal Gove on 37, Dominic Raab on 27, Sajid Javid on 23 and Rory Stewart on 19.


As far as we know, the tidiness of the candidates' vehicles is not a criterion of the leadership contest. If it was, Johnson's luck may well have run out!