Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joined the resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis yesterday two make senior cabinet departures in as many days.

Finance directors might well have fretted that a government which managed to settle over the weekend on a soft form of Brexit could topple.

However, such is the delicate balance between Remain and Leave factions in the government that the current leadership is to stay put at the moment, with Theresa May continuing as Prime Minister.

The pound had a bit of a wobble after Boris Johnson’s announcement – and the stock market gained as the multinationals that make up the FTSE 100 see their foreign earnings increase in pound terms when sterling falls.

But both moves were not sharp enough to suggest investors are expecting the government to fall.

Yet in these barmy sunny days, when England may well win the World Cup, anything could still happen.