Martin Rowson nails it with today’s Guardian cartoon (language warning).
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I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s found himself reaching this week for Lord Macaulay’s line about how there is “no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodic fits of morality”. On the other hand, what Rowson’s cartoon perhaps misses is the likelihood that the ludicrous over-reaction to the Ross/Brand situation is the result of people looking for something to take their minds off the financial and economic problems of recent months.