I find the word order of this sentence interesting:
You will all know the outlines of this disaster, but I suggest that many people, including me before I went down this road, had really little conception of how useless the UN had been, and how supine was the Security Council, including, I'm afraid, the United Kingdom. (source: YouTube)
It seems to be part of a scripted speech so it doesn't seem to lack premeditation and preparation. Embedded clauses should normally use declarative word order, not question grammar. The speaker interestingly uses statement grammar for the first clause but switches to question word order with the second clause. My question is: Why is that? Is he trying to shift the balance of the clause and make it "right heavy" because it is followed by an adjunct "including, I'm afraid, the United Kingdom"? Or is it because such inversion is allowed in follow-up clauses (everything that comes after the first clause)? Or is it a rhetorical device for emphasis?