Prime minister Theresa May will reveal the blueprint in a speech in early March.

This week’s marathon meeting of ministers at Chequers was designed to produce the final blueprint for Brexit, or so we were told. Now the message is that UK prime minister Theresa May will reveal all in a speech next week. The future that our children and grandchildren will inhabit will — finally — become clear.

Given the historical significance of these events, it was underwhelming, to say the least, to learn that ministers had spent much of their time in the run-up to the Chequers meeting arguing over… baskets. Three baskets, to be precise…

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