George Monbiot yet again sets himself at the vanguard of public morality by declaring his earnings.
Monbiot says that he believes journalists like other public figures ought to demonstrate what income they receive in order that the public can know who is influencing them. I think this is admirable. In the week that politicians are talking nonsense about journalists being ‘struck off‘ (errr, from what exactly?) this is the kind of bold move which should be encouraged.
It certainly gives me pause for thought, and makes me wonder if religious and faith leaders shouldnt also be doing the same thing.
Check out George’s enviable contract with Penguin, and his salary from the guardian, down the last 7pence right here.