“But actually, I was talking to somebody earlier today and I said have we all miss the trick here looking forward to what’s going to happen?
“Has there been a clear-out because we don’t want any more ructions around whether we are going to extend the transition period and things like that?
“It could be that we get to October and we are right back where we were last year.”
Echoing Ms Shah’s analysis, BBC News political editor Laura Kuenssberg added: “And Rishi Sunak was on the telly a little while ago saying ‘oh it doesn’t really matter if we don’t have a trade deal with the EU’.
“And so if you’ve got Michael Gove who’s got more power from today and is completely in charge of the Cabinet Office and all its elements – he was already powerful in lots of ways.
“Rishi Sunak is now Chancellor, who was an out-and-out Brexiteer, and although Sajid Javid had eurosceptic tendencies, in the end, he was a Remainer.”
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