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December 1st, 2011

The end of the world is nigh

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I’m not in Unison, as I mentioned before. Of the reasons I’m not in the Union, I can add a new one, because ‘they’ are clearly a bunch of twats.

Unison is calling for the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson because he made a comment on the ‘One Show’ on the  BBC last night that he thought all public sector strikers should be shot.

Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said: “Clarkson’s comments on The One Show were totally outrageous, and they cannot be tolerated.” Er, yes they can, not only that, they can be ignored. Clarkson is an entertainer, millions of people are entertained by his utterings both in print and on screen. You know what you’re going to get with Clarkson, if you don’t like what he says, don’t watch or read him.

Inevitably, Unison, or a more specifically Dave – jumped up mouthpiece – Prentiss, is calling for the full weight of the law to come crashing down around Clarkson’s ears. He said: “An apology is not enough – we are calling on the BBC to sack Jeremy Clarkson immediately.” And, as is usually the first resort in society these days, “We are seeking urgent legal advice about what further action we can take against him and the BBC, and whether or not his comments should be referred to the police.” Good luck with that one Dave, the answer will be ‘bugger all’.

Clarkson made a light-hearted jape which some people found amusing, and some did not. He is not Hitler, Stalin or Pol Pot.

Suck it up Prentiss and do something useful, there are things in  life to be concerned about, the mutterings of a highly paid entertainer is not one of them. Grow up.