Hopefully, it illustrates what I mean about Tony Benn being a past-master at the much-maligned art of spin.
A couple of years ago, I was listening to Tony Benn airing his views on radio about war and pacifism when the interviewer chipped in:
“…But Mr Benn, didn’t you train as a Royal Air Force pilot at the end of the Second World War?”
Quick as a flash, Tony replied:
“Yes, but I didn’t kill anyone.”