In a parliament of dullards, the Labour MP for Leicester East, Claudia Webbe, is a real stand-out in terms of stupidity. Speaking at a session of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, she asked a tellingly stupid question of Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. In late May, the Irish (not British) Ryan Air Flight 4978, from Athens to Vilnius, was forced down in Belarusian airspace by a fighter jet under the false pretence of a bomb threat against the aircraft. In actuality, the bomb threat was a ruse to apprehend passenger Roman Protasevich, a Belarusian dissident journalist. At the select committee meeting Webbe asked Raab if the government intended to take legal action against Belarus over the incident. Raab (no great intellect himself) asked her what legal action should be considered and in what court. Webbe (who claims to have taken 'socio-legal studies' as a postgraduate) was unable to answer. Here is a transcript of the embarrassing exchange: Webbe: Let me just start with a quick fire one on Belarus as we've just spoken about that. Why does the government not consider legal action to be necessary in the case of Belarus? Raab: In the case of, I didn't catch the name, why don't we consider sorry, what, legal action, on Belarus? Webbe: Why does the government not consider legal action to be necessary in the case of Belarus? Raab: What is the legal action that you're proposing? Webbe: Well – I mean I'm asking you the question... Raab: Sorry, I'm trying to clarify – Webbe: I mean does the government consider legal action to be necessary at all? Raab: Sorry forgive me, what I was trying to clarify is: who do you want us to sue and where? Webbe: Well... do you agree that the situation in Belarus requires an intervention from the UK?