Speaking of uninformed commentators and trial by Twitter, George Monbiot has been in full grovelling mode today.
Possibly something to do with the heavy threat of legal action at the end of McAlpine’s statement. Monbiot’s now-deleted tweets included:
I looked up Lord #McAlpine on t’internet. It says the strangest things.
I can confirm that Lord #McAlpine was Conservative Party Treasurer when Mrs Thatcher was prime minister.
Historical fact of the week: Lord #McAlpine was a well-known treasurer of the Conservative Party during the Thatcher era.
What was that about evidence-based science…