Prime Minister Clarkson?

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
prime minister clarkson
Can 30,311 British citizens subjects be wrong? That's how many inhabitants of the North Sea island nation have signed an online petition calling for Prime Minister Gordon Brown to step down and make way for Top Gear presenter and notorious "Little Englander" (a.k.a. xenophobe) Jeremy Clarkson. Yahoo! News reports the petition is getting more attention than petitions for issues like fuel duty rates. Apparently Downing Street is taking the petition seriously; they routinely remove petitions from the official government website that The Oxbridge Powers-That-Be consider spurious. If they leave the Clarkson for PM petition alone, it will hang around until its closing date of April 17. Even the conservative Daily Mail newspaper is getting on the bandwagon: they ran a page full of suggested policies Prime Minister Clarkson should adopt. If he'll accept suggestions from the Colonies, I humbly recommend appointing Hamster as Transport Minister.
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  • Pch101 Pch101 on Jan 07, 2008
    You can read between the thousand of lines all you want, but it always comes back to Clarkson’s issue is with what he perceives to represent America. You conveniently skipped his rant in The Sun, his description of Americans has a collective of 250 million wankers, and his man-in-the-street interview segment from Top Gear that I linked above. Clarkson frequently denounces Americans for being "stupid". I would have to be stupid indeed to not understand that when Clarkson says Americans are stupid, his intent is to communicate his belief that Americans are "stupid". Does Clarkson mean it? Irrelevant, really. More to the point, he's enormously popular in Britain, and this Americans-can't-walk-on-their-back-legs rhetoric is a large part of his formula for his riches and life in a manor house. So at the very least, it's profitable. The issue isn't so much with Clarkson, but with the fact that xenophobia sells so well to a large part of his audience. Which tells you more about the audience than it does about the author.
  • 2ronnies1cup 2ronnies1cup on Jun 18, 2011

    Please, please America, in whatever ways your Nation may change in the future years, please I beg of you, remain just as thin-skinned and self-righteous as you are. To do otherwise would rob the rest of the world of a vast goldmine of unintentional comedy that is truly beyond price.

  • Mikey Mikey on Jun 18, 2011

    @2ronnies1cup...Watching Clarkson I always have the same thought. Do you guys have Orthodontists in the UK? Or Teeth whitener? Just asking.

  • 2ronnies1cup 2ronnies1cup on Jun 19, 2011

    @mikey Orthodontists? Teeth-whitener? - What are they? We do have famously stiff upper lips.