It was the Summer Dinner and the postman and I were offered free places because the ticket holders were indisposed. So there I was, half way through the most delicious salmon when Ken Livingstone finished his dinner and started declaiming to the assembled multitude.
What he said when someone asked what he thought about the goings on in Iraq was such a surprise chaps that I nearly fell off my chair. "I am an interventionist. If you've got an army you may as well use it." I stopped taking notes I was so shocked.
Craig Murray, former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist "The Extraordinary Rarity of Whistleblowing"