Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
And we will have one for Hammond, for what it’s worth, if the armed forces are refused further cash that they need.
But Rees-Mogg, Jenkin and Bone indicated that her problem is not just with the DUP. It is with her own party.
The improvement has been dramatic – and is a vindication for the emphasis placed on phonics by Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
The proportion believing that she should quit before it happens remains stubbornly stuck at just under two in three of them.
It may be that the Prime Minister pulls off a diplomatic triumph during the next few days. But if she doesn’t, the Government, and a meaningful Brexit, could both be in serious trouble.
The UK, Ireland and the border. “No regulatory divergence.” “Continued regulatory alignment.” Spot the difference.
Where we might be on the issue this afternoon. If the briefing is correct, is it a win for May, a win for Varadkar – or the kicking of the can down the road?
Next Tory leader. Our survey. Rees-Mogg leads, Gove is second – and none of the above still beats the lot
Add together the totals of those named who backed Brexit, and one reaches a total of nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
The moral that many of his colleagues will quietly draw is that you cannot rely on the Conservative Party to treat you fairly if you run into trouble.
Their aggressive campaign against the scandal-mired First Minister is helping to keep one of Labour’s most senior elected figures off the national chessboard.
From the original raid through to the attempt by former officers to bring down a Government minister on moralising grounds, this is an unedifying picture.