Tory MP Geoffrey Norman specialises in vigorously denying anything and everything.
His attempts to wriggle out of even the most inescapable truths are ridiculous, but not entirely unfamiliar to anyone who has watched politicians facing a grilling. Geoffrey Norman is an expert at calling black white and white black.
He has squirmed out of talking about anything at all on a news programme, and got out of paying a taxi fare by denying that he owed the driver any money.
Best of all is his mastery of politic-speak. At the opening of an exhibition he flatly refused to cut the tape, saying, 'I'm not going to open it for you, I'm not going to open it for anyone. And that's my final word on the subject.'