Finance directors seeking some clarity in the Brexit saga will gain little or nothing from the latest rounds of events.

Theresa May returns from a European trip to gain support for a revised Brexit deal she can gain parliamentary support for, but overnight reports suggested Tory Brexiteers are about to trigger a no-confidence vote.

Now the PM is indicating that any new deal could come anytime before a new ‘meaningful vote’ any time before January 21.

Few finance leaders are likely to hunker down for the Christmas break with any sense of comfort about the future.

It’s about time senior politicians put the national interest at heart and formed a significant group prepared to agree on a Brexit format offering certainty for the UK economy.