Oops: Michael Fallon should have thought carefully before speaking. But Tories don’t do that.

Go on, Tory, over the cliff.

Some commentators have suggested that Michael Fallon is the top Tory “attack dog” in the current general election.

If so, he’s just been de-fanged in the most humiliating possible way.

Asked for his opinion on the quoted words, “The Iraq War did not create the problem of fundamentalists, though the war has sharpened the resentments felt by people in this country, and given them a new pretext”, Mr Fallon said he did not agree with them.

He thought they had been spoken by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In fact, they were the words of foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

Watch Mr Fallon’s metaphorical car crash:

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