…and One of Life’s Better Coincidences

Jeremy Clarkson Calls For Strikers To Be Shot

(Edited from SKY NEWS)

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The BBC has been forced to apologise after Jeremy Clarkson said he would like to see striking public sector workers “shot” in front of their families.

The Top Gear presenter made his comments on BBC’s The One Show on the evening
of Britain’s biggest public sector strikes in 30 years.

He said of the strikers: “I’d have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families.

“I mean, how dare they go on strike when they’ve got these gilt-edged pensions that are going to be guaranteed while the rest of us have to work for a living.”

Author Tony Parsons  tweeted: “Jeremy Clarkson has misjudged the moment. Criticising striking public sector workers today is like sieg-heiling at Last Night of the Proms.”

“Clarkson should apologise. And the Prime Minister should make clear he disassociates himself from the distasteful remarks uttered by one of his friends.”

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Two names in the final paragraph of a news report and a another coincidence comes to light.

We were staying in the Cotswolds for a couple of days in October at one of our favourite B&Bs – The Old School at Little Compton.  Wendy, who owns the B&B, suggested we eat at The Fox Inn in Lower Oddington.  We’d eaten there the year before…a pretty olde worlde pub with decent food.  As we were heading out the door she mentioned that it was frequented by a few well known faces that we might recognise if we kept a look out.  She just happened to mention that this was both Jeremy Clarkson’s and David Cameron’s “local”.

So…was this JC outburst a pre-planned piece of ill thought out spin hatched by the conniving twosome in the dark, drunken, recesses of the “snug” or did The PM pinch JC’s nuts and this was just a bit of getting one’s own back?