We seem to have entered the realms of strangeness, as the nation is gripped by a Siberian snowstorm, with the CBI and the Labour party becoming the unlikeliest of bedfellows.

Yesterday the CBI’s Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn gave her support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to a customs union she says will put jobs and living standards first by remaining in a close economic relationship with the EU. She says it will help grow trade without accepting freedom of movement or payments to the EU.

Whatever the motivations for Labour’s decisive move, a marker has been put down by the opposition while we wait for the Government’s big ideas- expected in a speech from the Prime Minister by the end of the week.

We are starting to see some sense of how the battle lines are being drawn up- and therefore how finance directors can start scenario planning for the different forms the post-Brexit economy may take.