Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear Watch

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Good!

I still can't understand why people keep saying the BBC will go down the drain because of Top Gear. No they won't... They get money from tv license, plus do you really think that one of the biggest news stations for this country (and pretty much the world) will all come to an end because of one show and one pathetic excuse for a man?
The BBC is nothing without Top Gear. Millions of people in this country hate the garbage the Socialist Propaganda Corporation churns out, with the exception of Top Gear.

License Fee non-payment is already set to be decriminalised. Expect calls to abolish it altogether to go rise considerably, and expect those calls to be heard by the possible UKIP-Tory government.

Abolish the BBC.
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And you know this detailed information how?

So you are arguing that punching people is the appropriate response to an argument?

You really sound like such a charming human being...
The number of people who agree with me is the same as the number who protested against the invasion of Iraq.

https://www.change.org/p/bbc-reinsta...7XG0ui0Xj9xt8g

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The BBC is nothing without Top Gear. Millions of people in this country hate the garbage the Socialist Propaganda Corporation churns out, with the exception of Top Gear.

License Fee non-payment is already set to be decriminalised. Expect calls to abolish it altogether to go rise considerably, and expect those calls to be heard by the possible UKIP-Tory government.

Abolish the BBC.
how could we all have been so stupid.

Of course one programme where a bunch of sad middle aged men talk about and play with cars is the only thing that is keeping the BBC on air...
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Bear Grylls to replace Clarkson.

Heard it here first
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The BBC is nothing without Top Gear. Millions of people in this country hate the garbage the Socialist Propaganda Corporation churns out, with the exception of Top Gear.

License Fee non-payment is already set to be decriminalised. Expect calls to abolish it altogether to go rise considerably, and expect those calls to be heard by the possible UKIP-Tory government.

Abolish the BBC.
Yes millions of people watch Top Gear, but in comparison to those who don't it's not a lot. The BBC will survive. It survived after the outbreak with the pedophile scandals (and they're still going) so what makes you think because of one arrogant man it'll all go down the drain? lol. The BBC provides us all with news, so I highly doubt they'll end
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how could we all have been so stupid.

Of course one programme where a bunch of sad middle aged men talk about and play with cars is the only thing that is keeping the BBC on air...
There are two types of people in this country.

Those who like Top Gear, and those who don't.

Those who don't need to leave.
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The number of people who agree with me is the same as the number who protested against the invasion of Iraq.

https://www.change.org/p/bbc-reinsta...7XG0ui0Xj9xt8g


How many people agree with you is not the point or the answer to my question though is it?

1 in 60 people agreeing with you ( and I am not sure they are agreeing with you that hitting people is the right way to deal with a disagreement) doesn't
make what you say right
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how could we all have been so stupid.

Of course one programme where a bunch of sad middle aged men talk about and play with cars is the only thing that is keeping the BBC on air...
It's amazing how many people think that the BBC is socialist...

It's the most watched show on earth, it might not be what's keeping the BBC on air but the shares will have taken a hit.
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Yes millions of people watch Top Gear, but in comparison to those who don't it's not a lot. The BBC will survive. It survived after the outbreak with the pedophile scandals (and they're still going) so what makes you think because of one arrogant man it'll all go down the drain? lol. The BBC provides us all with news, so I highly doubt they'll end
That's plausible. The kind of people who get their news from the BBC are probably too unintelligent to do anything else.

Privatise the BBC and put a tax on everyone with an IQ below 80, that should cater quite effectively to its audience.
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He's had enough warnings for misconduct already
Which ones though? An awful lot of the "controversies" in the past have actually been very minor things that don't really matter, like jokes and light hearted comments. The only genuinely bad one I can think of before this incident with the producer was the comment about striking workers, and even that was just a joke in very poor taste.
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There are two types of people in this country.

Those who like Top Gear, and those who don't.

Those who don't need to leave.
Need to leave where?

So you only want to discuss things with people that agree with you....
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That's plausible. The kind of people who get their news from the BBC are probably too unintelligent to do anything else.

Privatise the BBC and put a tax on everyone with an IQ below 80, that should cater quite effectively to its audience.

You want to pay more tax- who would have thought it
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How many people agree with you is not the point or the answer to my question though is it?

1 in 60 people agreeing with you ( and I am not sure they are agreeing with you that hitting people is the right way to deal with a disagreement) doesn't
make what you say right
The petition includes "Freedom to fracas." Getting involved in a fracas (physical disagreement) is what Clarkson did. So one million people agree that small physical disagreements aren't a serious issue.

The mood against the invasion of Iraq was pretty much universal in this country but only a million expressed it. We could probably extrapolate the same for Clarkson fans.

With Iraq, there were a small group of deranged liberal interventionists who wanted to go along. And that same group of deranged liberal interventionists (i.e. Guardian readers) now wanted Clarkson to be sacked.

So back then, there was perhaps 70% of the country against it, 20% strongly for it. I think we could probably, reasonably, extrapolate the same numbers of support for this issue. 70% like Clarkson, 20% loathe him. They loathe him becauase he is everything that they're not: manly and courageous, and right-wing. Unfortunately the shrill minority controls the BBC.
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The petition includes "Freedom to fracas." Getting involved in a fracas (physical disagreement) is what Clarkson did. So one million people agree that small physical disagreements aren't a serious issue.

The mood against the invasion of Iraq was pretty much universal in this country but only a million expressed it. We could probably extrapolate the same for Clarkson fans.

With Iraq, there were a small group of deranged liberal interventionists who wanted to go along. And that same group of deranged liberal interventionists (i.e. Guardian readers) now wanted Clarkson to be sacked.

So back then, there was perhaps 70% of the country against it, 20% strongly for it. I think we could probably, reasonably, extrapolate the same numbers of support for this issue. 70% like Clarkson, 20% loathe him. They loathe him becauase he is everything that they're not: manly and courageous, and right-wing. Unfortunately the shrill minority controls the BBC.
And your evidence for any of this is?

You think that the majority of people support Clarkson? I think you will find most people just don't care...
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Need to leave where?

So you only want to discuss things with people that agree with you....
This country. Margaret Thatcher's and Nigel Farage's enemy within need to leave. And go to to their ideological paradises, Sweden, North Korea, Cuba.

Stop ruining life for the rest of us. If you don't like Britain and it's Clarksons and nationalistic footballers and casually racist villagers, leave.

P.S. I am not white.
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That's plausible. The kind of people who get their news from the BBC are probably too unintelligent to do anything else.

Privatise the BBC and put a tax on everyone with an IQ below 80, that should cater quite effectively to its audience.
The BBC's or Top Gear?

I didn't realise Top Gear was still this popular tbh. I bet you think all those "accidents" and "mishaps" in every episode are genuine don't you?
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The BBC's or Top Gear?

I didn't realise Top Gear was still this popular tbh. I bet you think all those "accidents" and "mishaps" in every episode are genuine don't you?
Generally leftists and liberals tend to be the least intelligent people around. They also tend tend to be the most arrogant.

Enjoy your boring Committee approved life.
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This country. Margaret Thatcher's and Nigel Farage's enemy within need to leave. And go to to their ideological paradises, Sweden, North Korea, Cuba.

Stop ruining life for the rest of us. If you don't like Britain and it's Clarksons and nationalistic footballers and casually racist villagers, leave.

P.S. I am not white.

Wow I thought you just meant the thread

SO now I have to leave the country because i don't share your view- How am I the enemy within because I happen to believe that assaulting people, which isa criminal act by the way, should be taken seriously..

I like Britain just fine- maybe you need to think of leaving as it seems that you don't like it

PS Who cares that you are not white- in what way is that relevant ?
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:'( R.I.P. Top Gear
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A perfectly justified response, and probably much overdue.
I entirely agree. Clarkson was already on thin ice for his other infractions, and this is an absolutely justifiable decision for an employer to take in respect of an uncontrollable, unstable employee.

Luckily for the BBC they are simply declining to renew his contract so they are watertight in terms of liability.

I was pretty surprised at the way some people tried to defend Clarkson's behaviour and assert that he should be allowed to physically attack people because his show has good ratings.

Apparently he's doing a deal with Netflix, but I suspect people will be surprised at just how well Top Gear does without Clarkson.
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