The National:

BUOYED by victory in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, David Cameron seemed sure of his own invincibility when he gave the go-ahead for a Brexit vote.

Fast-forward to 2018, however, and a leading contender for the UK’s worst post-war Prime Minister has failed to land a part in the televised dramatisation of the catastrophe he set in motion.

Cameron's character has been cut from Brexit: The Uncivil War because the chief writer deemed the Tory to be a dull and increasingly peripheral figure.

The proclamation of his own unimportance must come as a shock to Cameron, who has filled his days since leaving No 10 writing memoirs – presumably with the working title: A Beginner’s Guide To Foot Shooting – in a luxury shed.

Depictions of Cameron's former Eton chum Boris Johnson and his Brexit buddy Michael Gove will instead hog the limelight, with the starring role going to Benedict Cumberbatch as Vote Leave boss Dominic Cummings.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the Channel 4 show, writer James Graham explained: “The first draft, which I actually quite liked, included the Downing Street machine. But by the time we got to the end of that draft ... even by then Cameron had slightly faded away into the distance as a character in British public life, in his shed.

“It became clear to me that Dominic was the most interesting character, because he’s the agent of change. So I went back and scrapped anything that wasn’t interesting.”

Tough luck, Dave.