George Monbiot butchers and eats a squirrel on Newsnight

The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot, who lives in Powys, mid Wales, prompted debate on social media on Thursday after he revealed that he had cooked and eaten a squirrel after finding it dead but still warm at the roadside.

When he came into the Newsnight studio to discuss the response to his comment, the journalist skinned and butchered a dead squirrel for presenter James O'Brien to taste.