Speaking now on Brexit and international trade:
OK. It's time for some optimism.
The naysayers got it wrong – and doesn't it annoy you when people preface any piece of good news with the phrase "despite Brexit". Well, doesn't it?
So let's just have a reality check.
We have the highest number of people in employment ever, "despite Brexit".
Last year we had the highest inward investment to the UK ever, creating over 75,000 new jobs and safeguarding over 32,000 others, "despite Brexit".
We have new cars being built in Sunderland and Cowley, amongst the highest economic growth rates in the developed world, an 11% rise in exports and the best order books for British manufacturers in 22 years.
No, not despite Brexit but because of the sound economic management of a Conservative government under the leadership of our prime minister, Theresa May and chancellor, Phillip Hammond.