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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Clarkson was no everyman punter

Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson

IT's been a bad week for those who think it's okay to physically and verbally abuse colleagues and still draw down millions of pounds in a wage. After years of trying not to fire him, the BBC finally sacked Jeremy Clarkson this week. Clarkson always struck me as privately educated, privileged, white Conservative, well-connected, pretentious man who tried his best to be viewed as a man of the people, but was the least 'everyman' presenter I can think of. He's been accused of disrespecting (at best) minorities and other colleagues for years, and his recent pronouncements showed just how deluded and vain he'd become. His Top Gear had also lost its spark and had become overly scripted. The reality though is that you can already hear the sound of ITV or Sky picking up their phones, probably. Ugh.

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