The weather in Britain over May has been the wettest on record, the country got zero points in the Eurovision Song Contest and Brexit in trading terms so far is a disaster.

So morale is low in our sceptered isle and we need something beyond a reopening of pubs, successful Covid-19 vaccines and talk of a prime ministerial book on Shakespeare (I kid you not) to cheer us up.

Fortunately we have it, with the maritime world’s first major float on the London Stock Exchange for four years.