Thursday 8 January 2004

Barefaced cheek

Here we go again.

The naked rambler has been sent to jail:

A MAN known as the "naked rambler" who is attempting to walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats was jailed for three months yesterday.

Stephen Gough, 44, was found guilty at a trial at Dingwall Sheriff Court after he was seen trekking nude through the centre of a Highland village.

How much public money has been spent persecuting this guy? He wants to walk from Land's End to John O'Groats wearing no clothes. It's not the kind of thing I would fancy doing in the middle of the winter - or any other time come to that - but why not just let him finish and go home?

Of course if he were to start breaking into remote farmhouses along the way and rob the residents the authorities would no doubt turn a blind eye and probably recommend him for a peerage for services to the performing arts.