The default position of the Tory leadership on Jeremy Corbyn has long been that he is the most dreadful Marxist, someone fond of hanging around with terrorists, a real rotter who would reduce the British economy to Venezuelan rubble. But that’s so last week. Who cares about precedent now in the mad house of Westminster? All that sticking to your word stuff is out the window.

In the last 24 hours, Corbyn has been transformed into the “go-to” guy for a Tory leader needing a way out of the Brexit farce. Talks between the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition are under way in search of a compromise solution