Tush and fie, gentlemen! This man does not deserve our opprobrium. He deserves our pity. He is clearly in dire need of immediate clinical intervention.
He is after all the man who, in condemning Salman Rushdie's knighthood, compared the writer to a holocaust denier, and in the very same breath, without a trace of irony, referred to the "alleged Armenian genocide".
The possibility should at least be examined that long-term committal to a home for the bewildered would keep him off our roads, and our television screens, for considerably longer than a 12 week sentence for causing death by reckless driving.