Every Sunday, during the Pienaar's Politics programme on BBC Radio 5Live, there is a section entitled, Backbenchers Questions. Yesterday, it was the turn of Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham and one-time Colonel in the British Army, to take the hot seat.
At one point, stand-in host Chris Mason asked him whether or not he was confident about the forthcoming negotiations on Brexit.
"In the end," he replied, "We always muddle through and get something."
"Is muddle through good enough, though?" challenged Mason.
"That's what happens in life," said Stewart, with a hint of incredulity in his voice that anyone should ask such a question.
And so it is. Muddling through is what happens in life. It's what all of us do. All of the time.
Mason signed-off the section by describing Colonel Stewart as, “A passionate ‘muddler througher’”.