Trump’s comments on “beautiful” Confederate statues left millions utterly bewildered this afternoon. There may have been a silver lining however. Surely this was a wakeup call, loud as a foghorn, to Trumpers the world over? Surely they wouldn’t sink to justifying the President’s defence of Neo-Nazis and their anti-semitic chants and white supremacist gutter politics?

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We were all fools. How could we have been so stupid to doubt David Davis. EU officials have been complaining for a while now that British negotiators are so unprepared, that it must surely be some sort of diplomatic trap. Now Davis has explained everything, in comprehensive detail: Brexit negotiations only look like a cockup, whereas in actual fact, the chaos is all intentional, all part of a very, very cunning plan; or what Davis would like to term, “constructive ambiguity”.

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