Boris' strategy in the first few days seems smart.
Lots of policies stolen directly from opposition parties that will reverse some of the damage of the austerity he helped orchestrate, and play well with the middle of the road - better school funding, more police, rail links in the north.
Then he will say that all this is contingent on leaving the EU, which he has assured everyone will be straightforward, while Brussels seem to be the obstinate ones.
If he can't fulfil his promises, it's the EU's fault - whether that's because no deal is blocked, or because the situation after we leave with no deal is so bad.
I think either way, the country is fucked, but he'll find a way out of it.