Ahh Michael Martin, the inimitable stylish sophisticate who occupies the big chair at Westminster has finally adopted the defence of the idiot.
We should all sing along with the well worn playground refrain - "It wisnae me, a big boy did it and ran away".
A radical idea: what if we had politicians, and that is what the speaker is, who admitted that they were guilty as departmental head for wrongdoing within their department and resigned with immediate effect?
Really, how can an individual with so little understanding of the law and so little control over their own department preside daily over the business of Parliament?
Or is it that he is the smart one?