“Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson is not to face prosecution for his “fracas” (ie an alleged assault upon a producer) after a “victim lead” and “routine enquiries” had been completed by Police.
But the entertaining and mischevious Clarkson is still fired from the BBC’s top show.
Clarkson has been providing some good fodder for lawyers and the public alike of late. He called in the lawyers last month as well in respect of apparent comparisons made inside the BBC between Clarkson and the now infamous and serial paedophile Jimmy Savile.
Clarkson instructed lawyers to demand an immediate retraction from the Corporation after the scurrilous allegations were spread by highly-placed BBC sources and he also sought an investigation into who had leaked the appalling slur upon him.
The Savile reference was evidently regarding the corporation and others turning a blind eye to his actions, which in Clarkson’s case have largely involved a catalogue of comments that have been hilarious to many and offensive to some.
If you’re looking for the “best of the worst” from Jeremy Clarkson, here they are, courtesy of the Daily Telegraph:
BBC bosses told Clarkson off for supping a gin and tonic while behind the wheel of a pick-up truck
November 2008: Lorry drivers
With reference to convicted killer Steve Wright, Clarkson joked on the show about how lorry drivers “murder prostitutes”
“What matters to lorry drivers? Murdering prostitutes? Fuel economy?” He added: “This is a hard job [driving a lorry] and I’m not just saying this to win favour with lorry drivers: change gear; change gear; change gear; check your mirrors; murder a prostitute … “
February 2009: Gordon Brown
The then prime minister was dismissed as a “one-eyed Scottish idiot” during a press conference in Australia.
“He genuinely looked terrified. Poor man, he’s actually seen the books. We have this one-eyed Scottish idiot who keeps telling us everything’s fine and he’s saved the world and we know he’s lying, but he’s smooth at telling us.”
October 2009: Black Muslim Lesbians
Clarkson said that the BBC was obsessed with hiring black, Muslim lesbians to counter the number of white heterosexuals in its ranks.
July 2010: Burkas and lingerie
During a Top Gear discussion on distractions while driving: “Honestly, the burka doesn’t work. I was in a cab in Piccadilly the other day when a woman in a full burka crossing the road in front of me tripped over the pavement, went head over heels and up it came, red g-string and stockings.”
August 2010: Special needs
Clarkson referred to a Ferrari as ‘special needs’ and a ‘simpleton’ as a way of giving it a bad review.
Hammond joked that Mexican cars reflected national characteristics, saying they were “just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat”. May described Mexican food as “like sick with cheese on it” and Clarkson predicted they would not get any complaints because “at the Mexican embassy, the ambassador is going to be sitting there with a remote control like this[ snores]. They won’t complain, it’s fine.”