Well, you know, reading between the lines and joining the dots and making the odd leap and adding a few extra dots – that’s basically what he’s said.
John Inverarity’s comments include gems such as:
“They’re the best we’ve got.”
Which we like to imagine being delivered with a laissez-faire shrug of the shoulders.
“When you select, you do the best you can, given the material you’ve got.”
What is that material, John? What, precisely, is the nature of the “material” you are having to select?