You will have seen the recent headlines: “London loses its crown to Paris as Europe’s biggest stock market” and “London has lost another status symbol – it’s no longer home to Europe’s largest equities market.”

These were just some of the reports shared around the mainstream press and TV not only in the UK but around the world, from the China Daily to Singapore’s Straits Times to the Indian Express.

Twitter also went into overdrive. Historian Dan Snow, who really should know better, tweeted that while London’s stock exchange survived Luftwaffe raids – and then a rocket in 1945  – the UK did the greater damage to itself through Brexit.