I feel so sorry for Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Saturday Review, February 28). We should forgive them and they should forgive themselves.
Mother Nature has groomed males of the entire animal kingdom without even having her own website. Attracting female admiration is the obsession throughout.
The human male is no exception. Condemned to demonstrate power and influence even if he doesn't have very much of either, he often scores own goals.
In other cases it works like a charm. Nubile females drop their teddy bears at the first glimpse of a winner and fly into his arms.
Let's be grateful that Straw and Rifkind display their attractions in a gentler and quite comical way so late in their lives. I wish them a happy retirement and a sense of the ridiculous.