I wouldn’t even say of the most evil politician in history, Adolph Hitler, that he wanted to have a crack” at the top job in Germany.
Nor of a team promoted to the Premiership that they would “have a crack” at finishing champions of England.
“Having a crack” demeans the power of life over death that the winner inherits.
Perhaps “Having a crack” in politics is now less serious than it once was.
However, “It may all go wrong’ says Boris.
For the sake of the less trivial among us I hope it does.
However, Boris will in all probability’ run for MP at the next election.