Sir Richard Wharton : People have said a lot of unpleasant things about the Foreign Office, but we've never been accused of patriotism.
Sir Richard Wharton : I know what we'll do. We'll tell the press that it was the Prime Minister's initiative to send the dean.
Sir Humphrey Appleby : Oh, good idea. He'll enjoy taking the credit.
Sir Richard Wharton : But you don't think there's any danger that the PM's denying it just because it isn't true, is there?
Sir Humphrey Appleby : Not at all.
Sir Richard Wharton : And then for the Sundays' we leak the idea that the Foreign Office suggested it to HIM when we found all the diplomatic channels blocked.
Sir Humphrey Appleby : Perfect. That way nobody gets the blame and everybody gets the credit.
Sir Richard Wharton : Except the person who really thought it up.
Sir Humphrey Appleby : Oh, well. I don't mind.