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Reinstate Clarkson?

Postiwyd gan sean123 o Caerdydd - Cyhoeddwyd ar 12/03/2015 am 11:01
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  • Jeremy Clarkson

This is a short piece, by a young person, which we hope will stimulate discussion. (But, please, we don't want a fracas.)

Jeremy Clarkson, the person who leads the show Top Gear has been accused of trying to punch a producer and faces the probability of being dismissed (fired/sacked).

This show wouldn't be the same without this legend, so please sign the online petition to try and keep Jeremy on this truly amazing show! 

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What do Cardiff's/Wales' young people think of Jeremy Clarkson?


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Tom (Sub-Editor)

Tom (Sub-Editor)

Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 12th March 2015 - 11:35am

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Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 12th March 2015 - 11:46am

I think for most people, if you take a swing at someone at work, you'd be fired.

Tom W

Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 12th March 2015 - 12:00pm

I don't support violent, racist individuals who think they're god, so I won't sign the petition, sorry. Just because Jeremy Clarkson presents a popular BBC programme, it doesn't mean he has a licence to get away with such things.

David Lloyd-Williams

David Lloyd-Williams

Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 12th March 2015 - 18:06pm

It seems like a good time to finish Top Gear. A now tired show, too many public apologies and now this? It doesn't have a place on TV any more.

simdude101 (correspondent)

simdude101 (correspondent)

Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 13th March 2015 - 12:28pm

@David Lloyd-Williams, I still has a place on TV, and it is hardly tired. They keep coming up with original ideas. Yes there have been public apologies but it still has on average 350 million people watching it a week.Clarkson has made some messups, but I still think that lots of people would be dissapointed if it went of air.



Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 13th March 2015 - 17:32pm

I agree they should re instate Jeremy Clarkson



Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 17th March 2015 - 13:38pm

This is but another example of people blindly disregarding otherwise intolerable behaviour simply because the person who committed it is "famous" or "well-liked", or even "a legend".

People are up in arms when politicians or "regular people" break the law, but if a celebrity does it, it's absolutely fine. In fact, we spend so much time standing up for genuine law-breakers that we fail to pay attention to the many ways in which our country is fledgling.

If as many people signed the petition to save the NHS as they did to reinstate JC (initials with which I'm sure he's very pleased), perhaps the Conservative government wouldn't have just privatised the large majority of it.

But as long as an arrogant, ill-tempered, ill-mannered man is presenting a programme about cars, I guess it's fine that we'll have to pay for dentist appointments and the like further down the line.

On a less diatribal note, I believe Julian Clary has been in talks to take over from Clarkson; a move I whole-heartedly support.


Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 17th March 2015 - 13:38pm

great idea!!!


Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 17th March 2015 - 13:58pm

They shouldn't because if you take a swing at someone (whether you're famous or not) you still should be punished as you're intending to hit them. And the show used to be about motoring but now it isn't. At the start it was but now they just talk about £1,000,000 cars which no one can afford and it is a comedy when it should be about normal cars like the long forgotten fifth gear.


Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 17th March 2015 - 14:05pm

He has also messed up too many times, what he done in Argentina was appaling and he gave the British a bad name. He can lie and say the number plate was unintenional but it was obviously planted and he still hasn't said sorry! He made jokes at it on Top Gear and the Falklands war is a very sore subject to the Argentinians! I don't think it's fair to reinstate him because he is going to say things again and this will happen again if he is reinstated.



Rhoddwyd sylw 14 mis yn ôl - 18th March 2015 - 13:01pm

Disclaimer: I do not pretend to know the ins and outs of this debate so I may be misinformed, please tell me if I am so.

My understanding is that this happened on an occasion where the victim and the accused were drunk. It apparently was not seen as an issue at the time when this happened and was seemingly forgiven. However this can be argued that this was the fear of the victim. I do think if the victim is the person to make the charge against him then by all means actions towards dismissal or some sort of punishment should be made, if it is because someone else believes it will bring the BBC in to disrepute for not taking action without the consent of the victim then it should not be actioned upon.

This article (from the mirror so not hugely reliable) says that the victim didn't want him to be chucked off, just that he wants him to attend anger management sessions. Which I think might be a way forward, but a secondary attack after the mandatory counselling would be need of punishment.

@Samuel Patterson I agree with your comment's that we don't do enough when it comes to more important issues such as the NHS privatisation and such.


Rhoddwyd sylw 13 mis yn ôl - 27th March 2015 - 09:47am

he is my favirout please don't sack him.
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simdude101 (correspondent)

simdude101 (correspondent)

Rhoddwyd sylw 10 mis yn ôl - 25th June 2015 - 06:29am

RIP Clarkson, Hammond and May. Chris Evans, if you mess up Top Gear... :(

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