Another day, another statement by Theresa May outside Number 10 Downing Street. But this time it was – from the Prime Minister’s perspective – good news. She announced that the UK and the European Commission have agreed the text of a political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It follows a meeting in Brussels last night between May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

This morning May informed the cabinet about the content of the declaration over the phone – which seems sensible as every time the cabinet meets lately it seems to trigger a slew of resignations.