It is, of course, an undoubted fact averred by all men of good sense and discernment that 'little Georgie Moonbat' is a prat! There is no cause too dotty for George Monbiot, for it is he of whom I write, to espouse with an enthusiasm which almost reaches fanaticism. In fact, the dottier the cause the better as far as he is concerned. And yet . . . and yet . . . even a bitter and twisted old reactionary like me has a soft spot in my heart for little Georgie, the greenest of the Green Lefties.. I cannot remember the details but some time back there was a kerfuffle over global warming, I think, and little Georgie reckoned his own side were out of order - and said so! Just recently, he became 'tired and emotional' (I assume) over the rumours being floated concerning the perfectly innocent and blameless Lord McAlpine and, over-excited, he allowed his tweeting fingers to outperform his brain which led him straight into the welcoming arms of M'Learned Friends acting for the blemished Lord. Now we learn, courtesy of Guido, that the good Lord instructed his litigators not to take little Georgie to the cleaners but instead to require of him that he carry out three years of charity work. It is a testament to his inherent good nature - and his self interest - that he has concurred without complaint:
“I accepted the suggestion immediately and without reservation. I feel the
proposed settlement reflects very well on Lord McAlpine, who is seeking nothing
for himself, but wants to see work done which could be of great benefit to
others. I have been prompted by Lord McAlpine’s admirable proposal to do the
right thing – something I should have been doing all along – and I hope very
much that I am able to do it well.”
Let's be honest, we all drop fairly large bollocks from time to time during our lives, but it is how we deal with the consequences that tells the world what sort of a person we are - are you reading this, Chris Huhne? Anyway, I can only say that I would be prepared to go into the jungle with George Monbiot - even if it is likely that I would kill him after 24 hours!