n.b. As usual, iGadgeteer, you can’t see this. Complain to the black turtle neck guy.
Oliver Lacon: The Minister’s main concern is this: in his own words, how much porcelain gets broken at the end of the day? — Tinker, Tailor
George Smiley: What?
Oliver Lacon: I’m talking about scandal. If we unmask the mole, will the Russians turn around and reveal to the press of the world how they’ve made fools of us all?
George Smiley: Oh, I don’t think so. If you make your enemy look stupid, you lose the justification for taking him on.
Oliver Lacon: Yes, I’ve *told* him *that*, George.
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