What a day it’s been for Rishi Sunak criss-crossing the Irish Sea in the hope of selling his new post-Brexit trade deal to all the rival factions on both sides of the water.

Tonight he is back in Westminster talking privately to Conservative backbenchers at a special 1922 committee meeting after having travelled to Belfast earlier in the day where he hoped to convince the people of Northern Ireland that his Windsor Framework deal will turn their region into “the world’s most exciting economic zone.”