If you’ve ever inadvertently praised a ruthless dictator of an arch-kleptocracy and backed his extremely questionable version of events instead of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with your own intelligence services, try appearing on TV a day later claiming it was just a slip of the tongue.

Who knows, there may be individuals out there with the combined intellect of a sea cucumber who will swallow your bullshit. In fact, I’d be willing to bet my house and car that there are – Ed