It is an axiom of journalism that good news does not sell newspapers. It follows, therefore, that a post-election landscape in which Britain appears to have achieved an unusual degree of consensus and there are no obvious obstacles to the government pursuing its objectives means lean pickings for journalists.

That applies to neutral commentators; but the situation is even worse for the many “progressive” opinion-formers who had set their hearts on recording every one of Jeremy Corbyn’s golden words as he pressed the plunger to demolish Buckingham Palace in a controlled explosion at the inauguration of his premiership. Instead, everywhere they look it is plain sailing for Boris Johnson under a cloudless political sky.