‘I've never killed anyone…by hand’ – and other types of plausible deniability
MPs have discovered it is an effective ploy to deny doing something, despite indirectly benefiting from hit. Hence the claim they have never gone to war for oil, they just liked dropping bombs in close proximity to fossil fuels. They never made a disabled person to commit suicide; they just took away their financial aid. And they have never personally used a tax haven, even if all their accountants have.