Yesterday MPs approved a non-binding motion saying the UK should stay in the customs union after Brexit after a debate in Parliament.

But although the government ordered its MPs to abstain on the motion, there is the suggestion that Remainer MPs have enough support to beat Theresa May on this issue in crucial votes.

But the Prime Minister has insisted that Britain is leaving the customs union so that it can strike trade deals of its own once Brexit takes place on March 29 next year.

There’s plenty of confusion as the deadline looms. That’s presumably why the Business Secretary Greg Clark, due to be interviewed by Financial Director this week on his vision for the UK post-Brexit, cancelled at the last minute.

We are none the wiser.