Labour local councillor Rofique Ahmed recently faced this decision at a meeting. What did he decide? To sit there saying nothing.
Only one slight problem with this tactic.
It was a key planning meeting which had to decide whether or not to grant outline planning permission for the London Olympics. A pretty big decision.
And he was the only councillor from Tower Hamlets sitting on the body.
Actually, I exaggerate slightly. He did talk once – to be excused to go to the toilet.