I heard one of the most hilarious interviews - although it wasn't intended to be - on the news this morning.
The head of Britain's prison service was claiming that the overcrowding in prisons (for which he gets blamed) is down to the fact that they are too comfortable, and prisoners don't want to leave. You might think that the level of comfort surely has no bearing, since prisoners have to leave when their sentence is over. But he went on to explain that, even when easy opportunities to escape present themselves, the prisoners won't go.
Without a word of a lie that's exactly what he said. Which begs the question, how does he know these opportunities to escape are presenting themselves - if the prisoners don't, in fact, escape then his attention should surely never be drawn to them. More importantly, the way he phrased 'They won't go,' implied that he actually hopes they will.
Priceless - you couldn't write some of the stuff you get on our news.