If Sir Oliver Letwin had lost his amendment to ask the EU for another extension, the Right Honourable could be known as Sir Oliver LetLost.

As it is, the MP for the constituency of West Dorset, which voted to leave the EU in the referendum, is going down in history on the Tory front bench as Sir Oliver GetLost.

It is no surprise Sir Oliver introduced his cross-party amendment wrecking Boris Johnson’s chance of putting his new Brexit deal to the Commons at today’s Super Saturday sitting. 

The former minister is standing down at the next election, and thus avoids the likelihood of being personally told to get lost for his repeated attempts to thwart Brexit.