"When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fools’ Day. This guy’s clearly a complete idiot."
It's not often you'll find me agreeing with something that's come out of David Cameron's mouth, but on this occasion his calling a spade a spade - or, more accurately, calling so-called terrorism expert Steven Emerson a massive tool - is spot on.
For his part, a red-faced Emerson has issued a grovelling apology “for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham”. Just as well he's not someone who regularly briefs US government agencies and members of Congress. Eh? Oh.