Answering a claim of a cover up over the release of Ali a-Megrahi, Prime Minister Gordon Brown asserted:
"I have been totally transparent. I transparently chose not to mention that I'd said 'we don't want him to die in prison' and further to that I transparently said that I didn't say this.
"I then transparently said this was a matter purely for Scotland when it transparently wasn't.
"I did this because any scientist I have paid will tell you that two transparencies placed on top of one another make a solid surface which is then not transparent at all.
"Therefore I had to be transparent an extra time on top of the first two instances of being transparent in an apparently non-transparent way, in order to be see-through again".
As Mr Brown walked away from reporters, he began fading in and out of view.