Should Jeremy Clarkson be sacked or reinstated?

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Top Gear is the BBCs most successful show, being shown in the UK and 214 territories around the world plus having a huge Facebook following of over 19 million people.

Interestingly 40% of the TV audience is female. Much of its popularity is down to Jeremy Clarkson with his amusing, irreverent and witty personality plus an outstanding knowledge of cars.

However over the past few years he has repeatability been in trouble with bosses at the BBC for allegedly making comments which are not “politically correct”. In May 2014 it seemed as if one of his faux pas was the last straw and he told his followers “I’ve been told by the BBC that if I make one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time, I will be sacked.”

Today, Tuesday 10th March the 54 year old star has been suspended by the BBC pending an investigation into a “fracas with a BBC producer” The rumour is they came to blows.

What’s your view on Jeremy Clarkson?  Should he stay or should he go? Is he a quirky British character or getting too offensive for the BBC? Should Top Gear be pulled?

Should Jeremy Clarkson be sacked or reinstated?

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billstit
13th Jun 2016
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He's a pratt so should remain sacked , but he could do a good deed and take C Evans with him , PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE .
tmeadow2
27th Apr 2016
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He should remain sacked. Just because he is a well known figure doesn't excuse his behaviour.
wiffler
12th Mar 2016
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JulieJ1
2nd Mar 2016
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No way!! He's a "plonker Rodney"!! So arrogant! So smug! Pity James May and co thought they should follow him! They were pure 'little boys" enjoying themselves!! Great fun! Go on chaps have a go on your own! Oh too late they've got Chris Evans!
celtwitch
11th Feb 2016
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I would prefer to see him 'reincarnated' as a bed bug!
HEAPUS
22nd Jan 2016
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Nobody on T.V. can match the chemistry between Clarkson ,May and Hammond ,granted they act like overgrown schoolboys sometimes and mere mortals could never aspire to some of the cars they drive but cancelling the show because of some "handbags" ,in a pub ,after a long day is O.T.T.
Harry_K
1st Jan 2016
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I wonder if I was to use some of the ignorant metaphors as Clarkson , on a social media network would I be banned immediately or would they chuckle and say go on my Son and we'll pay you to continue !.
davitts dame
19th Dec 2015
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I AGED 78 AND GRANDDAUGHTER AGE 24 ABSOLUTELY LOVED THAT PROGRAM AND ALL THE GUYS BUT JEREMY WAS OUR FAVOURITE COZ HE USUALLY CAUSED ALL THE CHAOS. MISSED THAT PROGRAM FOR AGES AFTER IT WENT OFF AIR AND STILL DO JUST WISH SOME SENSIBLE PERSON WOULD BRING IT BACK IN ALL ITS GLORIOUS MADNESS.
meggieb
18th Dec 2015
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Complacency lands you in the Byrne each time, he was only an employee not God, get over your self mr clarkson, you're no better than us, grow up, I'm saying this alledgedly!
magherafelt1939
31st Oct 2015
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Clarkson is one of the most annoying "motor mouths" on Tv. Clarkson and his colleagues drive around in high powered and VERY EXPENSIVE cars that the average British motorist can only drive of. Off with his head.
britmale
11th Oct 2015
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Replace it and him with a program about cars most of us can afford with the occasional dream car!
frances steward
27th Sep 2015
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there was nothing wrong with top gear Clarkson Hammond &may made a damn good show.better than a lot of the rubbish you get on the box.
Jean Cadby
27th Sep 2015
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He crossed the line and declared his true colours. He will not change
tykepenn
7th Sep 2015
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He is an overwhelming arrogant snob that thinks of no one but himself he makes a bad impression for younger viewers and vulnerable people thinking that his behaviour is normal "Not "
leodis
17th Aug 2015
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I can't see what all the fuss is about. As I see it, it was a lad's spat, a playground scuffle, even the chap he allegedly hit said all he wanted to do was get on with his life. This is PC gone mad. Boys get physical sometimes and it's always been thus. So BBC get off you headmasterish high horse and forget it.
keithknapman
17th Jul 2015
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The man is obnoxious
andbrown01
29th Jun 2015
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reinstated with out a doubt
patsea
19th Jun 2015
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I am fed up reading about this in the newspapers what makes this so newsworthy does he think he can get away with anything,does money absolve you I don't think so!
bright bird
19th Jun 2015
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The man is an ignoramus. He opens his mouth without any thought of repercussions or upset caused. He has been warned on various occasions and chooses to ignore any negative feedback. He is paid an inordinate amount of money for doing nothing of any consequence. Is ego is bigger than his brain and his mouth is bigger than both!
duckman
29th May 2015
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the sacking of JC WAS A SET UP by the producer who hated him. they should sack all the lefties in the baised broadcasting corporation and cancel the licence TAX. I would rather watch top gear than these socalled clternate idiots who can only swear etc look at brand and ross, the two crudest people on tv, but they bbc still give them airtime and pay them over the odds
Dr Barrie
30th Aug 2015
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Duckman you are so right in what you say. Yes he spoke his mind about subjects that infuriated him......What's wrong in that ?
The 'trouble' that l found with Top Gear was that they only seemed to review / tear the tyres off cars that your average man in the street could only dream of !
wiffler
29th May 2015
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You only have to look back to previous shows; he is funny but, he is a bully.
BrendaG1
23rd May 2015
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A lot of people are so busy worrying about Jeremy Clarkson, that the producer who was assaulted seems to have been totally forgotten in all this. He unfortunately doesn't wield the power and influence that Clarkson does, and reportedly was off work with stress as a result of the incident. I hope he is able to put the whole unpleasant scene behind him, and get on with his career. As for Clarkson, people should remember that no-one, no matter who they are, is indispensable. Yes, the show will change with new presenters, but maybe it will then be more about cars than the over inflated egos. I see that Guy Martin has been touted as one of the possible new presenters, He would be excellent, as he has bags of personality but also a great passion for engines of any kind, and is always up for a challenge. It really isn't the end of the world, and put in a wider context of what is happening globally, it really isn't that important.
IrisO
19th May 2015
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Although I don't have a great deal of interest in cars I did watch this programme because it made me laugh. I like to laugh but somehow comedians do not amuse me. However, Jeremy, Richard and James have a magic ingredient, they are brilliant together and I was very upset at the thought of this trio breaking up. However, I am glad to say they will continue whether it be for the BBC or not. I am delighted. I do not condone what Jeremy did, he made a big mistake but don't we all at times when life gets tough for us. I find myself watching more and more ITV programmes. I have fallen out of favour with the BBC, political news, in my opinion, is biased and not worth the money we spend on our licences.
Notdeadyet
10th May 2015
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It is ancient history now as I write this but the BBC did the right thing in sacking him, why they took so long to make up their minds to do it though I cannot understand. Anyone less high-profile than him would have gone instantly. Another case of one rule for this person and another rule for that person.
Stoic
23rd Apr 2015
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I stopped watching Top Gear regularly some time ago. Still pause and have look see when browsing through the programs on offer - as is my habit - when I have control of the remote! Parts, I like, when they are home in the hanger, or whatever the building is. I never know the personalities that are interviewed, or care how well they have done on the racetrack. Always thought JC did very well in these little chats, and as often as not gave away the laughs to his guest. I just loved his shear joy and knowledge of cars. His raising a certain car to his seemingly best ever in his trial run, then finally tells us it's a really bad apple, and can't find a good thing right to say about it.
Recently I heard he had been offered a part in a discussion type program with the BBC. Now I thought this an ideal part for Jeremy Clarkson. His straight forward, often common sense opinions. This could be tapped and for once give this avenue of his intellect to be voiced where it has a chance to flower and prosper among the liberal leftist and dead end comedians of the BBC, who have it too much to themselves.
Philip PM
18th Apr 2015
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andbrown01
10th Apr 2015
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reinstated with out delay
daydreams
8th Apr 2015
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Let's have Top Gear as it used to be, when it was more about the cars than the presenters.
tailpipe
5th Apr 2015
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The producer he slapped probably deserved it and why did the producer have no backbone and hit him back and who goes to A&E for a split lip was it for publicity
AllyM12
3rd Apr 2015
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Bring back Tiff Needell! So fed up with presenters like Jeremy Clarkson who think they are more interesting than the programmes they present. Besides which, Tiff is ageing better ......
ed121
2nd Apr 2015
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an ignorant man not worth talking about /// so I shall say no more
sacking is too good for him police should have intervened and charged him
Hackney chapman
1st Apr 2015
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If I had hit anybody while in any employment I would have got the sack, so what is so special about him
shallanna
1st Apr 2015
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He's very arrogant & thinks he can do & say as he pleases, wrong! As far as the females think he's good looking , get your eyes tested!.
davitts dame
19th Dec 2015
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MY GRANDDAUGHTER AND I HAVE EXCELLENT EYESIGHT AND WE BOTH LAUGHED SO MUCH WHEN JEREMY WAS ACTING THE FOOL AND HIS SIDEKICKS WERE GREAT TOO. WE MISS THE PROGRAMME VERY MUCH IT WAS FUNNY EXCITING AND INTERESTING. NOTHING ELSE COMES CLOSE TO THAT PROGRAMME AND ONE STUPID LITTLE ROW WHEN THEY WERE TIRED AND HUNGRY (MEN ARE NOT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY ARE HUNGRY) CAUSED SOME MISERABLE PERSON TO CANCEL ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS EVER ON TV. AS FOR GETTING OUR EYES TESTED AS FAR AS HIS LOOKS WHAT A STUPID SEXIST REMARK, IT WASNT HIS LOOKS HE HAS SOMETHING FAR MORE ATTRACTIVE AND THAT WAS HIS HUMOUR AND PERSONALITY I AM 78 MY GRANDDAUGHTER 24 WE BOTH LOVED CLARKSON ET AL. BRING IT BACK YOU MISERABLE OLD FOGEYS.
jogger
31st Mar 2015
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Over the years he has been become increasinlgy arrogant.
He admits the assault and there are many witnesses
He should be charged with assault, and then sent to prison, or at least 1000 hours of community work
Val1984
28th Mar 2015
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I have always been a great fan of Top Gear but I feel all this hype is academic. The three compliment each other so to introduce a new personality will completely change the show. I hear that James May and Richard Hammond have only a month left on their contracts so all three of them will probably be snapped up by someone like Sky and produce a rebranded show on another channel.
Life is too short to keep this thread going!
theroadie
28th Mar 2015
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Always been a big fan of Top Gear and still am or was should I say, with Clarkson gone and possibly the other two going I can't imagine the show would be worth watching. Personally I like Clarkson, I don't agree with everything he says and punching the producer is a big no,no, but at least he's not afraid to speak his mind, we are living in a world today where you daren't sneeze in case some namby pamby do gooder takes offence. Anyway most of what he says is with tongue in cheek.
petegeoff
27th Mar 2015
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Knows about cars? He reads a script! A loud mouth arrogant bore. Yet another posh boy doing well because of his family's money. BBC all over.
marmark1
27th Mar 2015
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I'm not his biggest fan,BUT,I do believe in free speech,some people are determined to be offended,The most racist people are the ones who shout about P Correctness.Telling us we have been insulted when no offence was meant.
Florence Scholar
25th Mar 2015
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I propose that all those "supporters" who started objecting about this creature's suspension before they were in even partial possession of the FACTS &, who now undoubtedly will be mourning his dismissal; might want to consider volunteering for a new TV reality experience hosted by JC himself: JC's Abuseathon Challenge - contestants will be judged on how long they are prepared to be exposed to and TOLERATE a torrent of verbal abuse from the specimen himself before climaxing in a punch in the face... The prize? What else? a sandwich & chips.
rudgy
24th Mar 2015
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Yes get rid of him he is a disgusting individual .He has his mate Cameron speaking up for him so the BBC will be afraid to sack him.Any other person would be sacked on the spot for his actions .
mayzday
22nd Mar 2015
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yes he should be sacked anybody in any other job would have been fired on the spot i'm surprised he wasn't prosecuted for hitting someone ,what sort message to does that give to are young people
Sunnylady19
22nd Mar 2015
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A playboy who needs to grow up and treat others with respect not arrogance. His days are numbered in the media and he will soon be forgotten. It's time for new programmes with new people to fire our imagination. Clarkson has had his day. Bye bye Jeremy.
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Jeremy in the words (paraphrased) of someone more famous than I, "For God's sake Go". Go now, whilst you still have the admiration of many and at least in their eyes still retain a modicum of dignity.
nagonthenet
20th Mar 2015
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Time he went. This is not the first incident, he thinks he's fireproof but many viewers have had enough of his arrogance.
gmac
20th Mar 2015
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Like all these 'celebs' he thinks he is untouchable. Hence the increasing outrageous behaviour. When the public tire of you, however, you're toast.
londoner
19th Mar 2015
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He gets on my nerves,he's an old man trying to be hip
tailpipe
5th Apr 2015
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Why do you watch it if you don't like him
janjcks
13th Jan 2016
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I watched because I like the other two but not JC
51Maggs
19th Mar 2015
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I think that he thinks he is beyond reproach and it is time he gave the respect he expects from others.
quilter
19th Mar 2015
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I think top gear has had its day !
esther2
19th Mar 2015
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There are more worthy topics for the TV and newspapers to focus on. Let's move on .....
robinp
18th Mar 2015
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Jeremy,both in his newspaper column and Top Gear ,has tapped in,very lucratively, to the "garryboy" culture of irresponsible young drivers.In my opinion he has to take some responsibility for encouraging these idiots to kill themselves(and their best mates,girlfriends,family members etc.)when they try to emulate his attitude and antics on public roads.Is it O.K. to speculate that the show would have been dropped years ago,in the same way as Noel Edmonds' ,if his co-presenter had died in that crash.
Timothy48
18th Mar 2015
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He is a stuck up bigot, another weirdo who has inveigled himself into the BBC.
Brian C
16th Mar 2015
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Used to watch but it's all about how fast a car can go and ridicules safe cars so stopped watching after 2nd series. Clarkson is just a 54 yr old child who needs to grow up. As for fans who have threatened to kill the guy he allegedly assaulted, that says it all, show should be cancelled.
jaxsand
15th Mar 2015
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I think that he has got away with it far too long and he did go well over the top this time. Thats just my opinion. x
jugsy
15th Mar 2015
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I have never watched it and the odd bits I have seen is so badly done I feel embarrassed.
It is so obviously scripted and they are trying to pretend it isn't.
latebird1952
15th Mar 2015
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Mid life crisis.I am bored by it.
Dave.T
15th Mar 2015
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As far as i am conerned i never watch it because the he is a right idiot!
celtwitch
13th Mar 2015
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I realise that millions love him, and he does know about cars, but that does not give the arrogant, spoilt boy in a man's body the right to bully or intimidate his colleagues.
On a night when many people around the world, and indeed in this country too, will have gone to bed with 'rumbling tums' this petulant egotist throws a tantrum because he couldn't have what he believed was his as some sort of divine right!
If Clarkson was not a 'star' of the small screen, he would probably be doing time for road rage offences.
Florence Scholar
25th Mar 2015
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Think this man needs Anger Management therapy after a complete psychiatric & physical assessment. Years ago I wondered if he might be brewing a frontal lobe tumour as his behaviour were not moderated by his inhibition centre at all - now I realise that he is out of control - either needs treatment/therapy or perhaps someone to give his bottom a good spanking because that's what Nannies used to do to naughty young little Masters years ago!
Archiebald
13th Mar 2015
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He is a classic but seems like he went crazy as they didn't have a steak for him to eat and instead offered cheese platter in a top class hotel.........sounds to me like a first world problem Jeremy!
Sandra and dogs
12th Mar 2015
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If he's re-instated it's sending a message that presenters can do whatever they like and get away with it. He's already received 'warnings.' In any other job he would be sacked.
geeljay
14th Mar 2015
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I guess you are right. In the commercial world, Top Gear, fronted by Mr Clarkson is a massive money generator for the BBC. If a few other presenters had his charisma, the income would wipe out the need to charge us for a TV licence, and would also be able to finance more sport and quality drama. Whether you like him or not.
geeljay
12th Mar 2015
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Amazing. A behind the scenes dust up, between crew working in confined spaces, getting up each others noses. Not even seen by the viewers. Happens in most work places at some time. Lets just move on.
marmark1
12th Mar 2015
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Not sure of the details of course.BUT! People are afraid to speak today,The real racist and bigots are the TV,the media .People who twist things around,interpret it the way THEY want to see it.When offence may not have been intended.
kurna
12th Mar 2015
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My parents bought me up to believe in politeness and good manners Not rudeness and arrogance. How can people think this man is entertainment.
Wendy V.
12th Mar 2015
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I've written a comment in favour of keeping him, but it's vanished....how very odd!!!!!!
celtwitch
13th Mar 2015
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Wendy...it's always a good idea to write your posts in 'word' and then copy/paste them into here, that way if they disappear you can re-enter them without having to rewrite.
little owl
11th Mar 2015
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I would like to know what really happened bit have to admit to not liking him as for me it was a great programme when it was for the general public ie testing new real cars all dream and nightmare cars which mean nothing to the ordinary person. If what is being said did happen then he cannot be above the law but if it is exaggerated the he is entitled to his say as is everyone. Many people love the show so it must be seen to be fair to all.
kate.withers
11th Mar 2015
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When I worked, anyone, for whatever reason, would have been instantly dismissed for hitting someone at work. What makes Jeremy Clarkson above this employment law?
JulieB
11th Mar 2015
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I don't know the details of the incident, but life experience tells me that adults don't tend to lash out for no reason unless they're drunk or severely hormonal. I'd like to know what started it all and how/why it ended up in fisticuffs.
Boop140
11th Mar 2015
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An arrogant and supercillious individual .. would like to see the back of him .. getting too bigheaded for his own good ... the programme could still carry on without him .. The Stig would be an ideal replacement !! I really wouldnt care if he never appeared on tv again ! In his defence though .. the bbc are not releasing details of the fracas but is it not as bad to be seriously, verbally abusive as it is physically ? So both parties are at fault perhaps the producer should be sacked !!
rudgy
11th Mar 2015
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Clarkson should be sacked ,he has been given to many chances.
Also one of his mates is Cameron and the BBC would not want to upset him ,so he will keep his job .
SovereignInventory
11th Mar 2015
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I quite like the Top Gear programme, however no-one should be allowed to strike another employee in the workplace. If Clarkson has used violence then I'm afraid he has to go. What signal would the BBC send if they allowed violence in the workplace? Look at the 'blind eye' the BBC turned to Jimmy Saville and his activities.
Had Enough
11th Mar 2015
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Jeremy has crossed the line like Jonathan Ross a few years back. I've never watched Jonathan Ross since and feel much better for it.
Aisha
11th Mar 2015
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I agree. Jonathan Ross was left out in the cold for quite along time and he is a changed man now. Still funny but a bit humbler
Dawn Egan
11th Mar 2015
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Top Gear used to be a programme about motoring, not any more. It's now about a group of men behaving badly and playing silly games in vehicles. Jeremy Clarkson should go.
ozzie
11th Mar 2015
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I would actually be quite glad to see the back of this egotistical rude overpaid arrogant overgrown schoolchild. He was expelled from school for bad behaviour and has not changed in all those years since. What profit the BBC make from the show is nothing compared to the wages and costs of the show.Top Gear used to be about the cars--showing ordinary cars to ordinary people now it is just about three overgrown lads messing about in cars. Are people so bored with their lives that they need this? It isn't the first time this horrid man has thought he was better than others, there is plenty of entetrtainment out there I hope we don't have to suffer his arrogance any longer. Before anyone says I could switch off don't forget I pay my TV licence!
MrFred
11th Mar 2015
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So because you pay your TV licence you expect the BBC to tailor everything they broadcast - radio and TV - to your particular taste? What about the other millions of people who pay their TV Licences - should they conform to your specific broadcasting tastes too? Calling Jeremy arrogant seems a little ironic, here.

It's massively popular, far more popular than the old format, and makes huge profits for the BBC - who sell across the world. How can the profit they make for the show be outweighed by the wages and production cost? That make's no sense.

Fair enough if you don't like the guy, or the way he and his cronies present themselves in a schoolboy manner (in the name of entertainment, the blighters) but most people I know enjoy sitting down on a Sunday night to watch top gear - and yes, they pay their TV Licences too. I think it would be a great shame if we lost it.
Gogglebox
12th Mar 2015
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Its an opinion which if you bothered to read, people were asked for and are perfectly entitled to give, especially as they pay towards Mr Clarkson's salary. If he has hit somebody he should be sacked, just as anyone else would. He is not above the law
MrFred
12th Mar 2015
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Well, yes, of course Ozzie is entitled to give their opinion, as I am entitled to counter with mine. Just as you are entitled to argue against other peoples opinions - as you have, further down this thread. You only get snappy about me doing it, because it opposes your view.

Ozzie argues that they should not have to simply turn off or watch something else, because they pay TV License. I'm sorry, but millions of other people also pay there TV License and enjoy watching Top Gear - it's one of the BBC's most popular show's - and this does not make their lives boring, as Ozzie insinuates. Lot's of people enjoy the buffoonery that the presenters get up to and feel it makes for good entertainment TV.

You say "he should be sacked, just as anyone else would"... we'll just like Ozzie's notion of the term profit, that's not entirely correct. Luis Suarez was not sacked when he went on his biting rampage. John Prescott was not sacked when he punched a protester. If an organisation greatly values the skills you provide to them, they are likely to turn a blind eye to infraction.

I don't agree with violence, and I do agree that Jeremy should be reprimanded; but I like Top Gear, I like how it's presented (the banter and dynamic of all three presenters), and hope this issue can be settled without pushing Jeremy Clarkson out of the BBC - where he drives a lot of revenue, and entertains millions of viewers.
Birdlady
11th Mar 2015
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I cannot understand why people hate him so much, he is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise gloomy politically correct world. If they don't like him just don't watch him! I hate Eastenders, Coronation street, Emmerdale and find them offensive with their sordid little stories and violent outbursts so I don't watch them. But I don't require them to be taken off tv. There is always someone to tell us, we cannot smoke, drink, eat sugary stuff, hunt, shoot, upset any ethnic minorities (even though they can say what they like about us). We need someone like Jeremy with his anarchistic humour and wit to say the things we all feel like saying from time to time! Also the whole program is funny and perhaps childish but so what it makes us laugh, why can't we have a laugh without everyone taking it so seriously. Long live Top Gear!
Erimus Exile
11th Mar 2015
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Without knowing all the facts pertaining to this particular case it is impossible to comment wholly objectively. No doubt the popularity of Mr Clarkson and 'Top Gear' will have a large bearing on the eventual outcome of this issue. Sadly, that leaves the 'other party' at a great disadvantage in the 'trial by media' currently underway.

The outcome of this indiscipline by an employee really depends upon how much credibility the BBC want to come out of it with. Is 'Aunty' willing to compromise her integrity and sacrifice her credibility on the alter of profit and populism or, will she have the courage to take the action that the vast majority of employers would take in a case like this and sack an employee for an act of violence?

I believe that regardless of the eventual outcomes the BBC will be the long-term loser; it is 'damned if it does, and damned if it doesn't. I also believe that if the BBC had 'squeezed the pimple' that is Mr Clarkson for his previous misdemeanours they would not now be faced with the pain of this problem of 'carbuncle' proportions. I await the the outcomes with baited breath.
LittleAnniePannie
11th Mar 2015
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This is not about political correctness it's about an assault, if he worked anywhere else and it was proven he would be sacked why should this man be allowed to get away with this what's so special about him
janet
11th Mar 2015
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He is a throw back and he thinks he is bigger than the show there are two other good presenters give them a chance, see how far he gets on his own. I really do have to smile though at the gender split for his reinstatement, men for, women against, obviously there are few that are out of sink but not many
Paul8
11th Mar 2015
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If he has attacked someone, then he should go, currently it is all speculation, let's wait and see what transpires. If the BBC sack him, then the flood gates will open and we will see Top Gear going to perhaps Sky, ITV, Channel 4 or 5, Amazon, Netflix who knows. But you can rest assured Jeremy will come out with his pockets fully lined!
Gillymegs
11th Mar 2015
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Sack the producer.
I have gone from being a devout only watch BBC follower to rarely watching any programmes. Top Gear is one of the few BBC programmes I watch which has not succumbed to the wish washy silly nonsense or repeats as most of the BBC viewing has become.
I am still charged annually for their rubbish programmes, advertising and political nonsense.
boatman
11th Mar 2015
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Great idea, sack the alleged victim. I really don't understand this logic at all.
bileanni
11th Mar 2015
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There are two other presenters, we do not need this rude and arrogant man, with a huge ego!
JinxB
11th Mar 2015
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Huge ego? yes most definitely,but without him the program will not survive, it will run for a season with dwindling figures and then be pulled, and don't forget we do not know the full story, we do know he was alleged to have swung a punch at a producer, although violence is no answer we do not know what led to the fracas, perhaps the producer was needling him to get a reaction, perhaps he even wanted a little fame for himself you never can tell what is really happening from headlines.
Gogglebox
12th Mar 2015
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Even if he was 'needled' as you suggest, this is no excuse to hit somebody.
ozzie
11th Mar 2015
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So pull it the costs outweigh any entertainment value.
LennyMax
11th Mar 2015
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That is a matter of opinion and if that was the case the show would have been axed long ago.
CKMCC
11th Mar 2015
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I am sick and tired of the 'politically correct' left wing bias shown by the BBC, yet they knew about and did nothing about Jimmy Saville, how does that stack up against anything Jeremy Clarkson has done.If people do not understand tongue in cheek humour then maybe they should slope of and watch something a bit more left wing.
terryc
14th Mar 2015
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Not very clever use of the racist term 'slope'
CKMCC
15th Mar 2015
1
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I to see you picked up on the word 'slope' which is supposed to be racist, but skipped over Jimmy Saville, I'm at a lose as to which would be deemed the most offensive.
terryc
19th Mar 2015
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There's no supposed about it, 'slope' is an extremely offensive word to some. Savile vs. Clarkson is a no contest, there is nothing to compare the two with. Savile was an evil paedophile and Clarkson isn't. Not acting at the time with Savile doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye to what Clarkson has done/said. On the other hand Clarkson is known for what most people would call racist behaviour and now, his alleged violence. If you can defend that, I would like to hear it.
1git
11th Mar 2015
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BBC stop messing about with this Clarkson nonsense & reinstate him immediately, Top Gear is some of the best television viewing around.
Gogglebox
12th Mar 2015
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This only proves that the quality of television programmes on the BBC are very poor or your idea of a good programme involves boorish middle aged men behaving like 12 yr old schoolboys. Either way, it shows how poorly the quality of tv programmes have deteriorated and how desperate the BBC is - not to mention the low standards of Top Gear viewers.
CKMCC
11th Mar 2015
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oldandgrumpy
11th Mar 2015
1
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It seems to me this is all very convenient when the spotlight has been on the incompetent head of the BBC trust, calling for her resignation which is totally justified for Clarkson to hand it to the BBC on a plate to take the spotlight of her. Whilst I do not justify what he did and apparently he's known this guy for years. Mountains are being deliberately woven out of molehills out of political expediency. Sack the right person and thats not Clarkson.
Baxi
12th Mar 2015
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Interesting take on the situation ... cynical, but I like your thinking!
boatman
11th Mar 2015
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I quite like Top Gear but if the allegations of assault are true then he should be disciplined in exactly the same way as anyone else. I actually find him boorish and self opinionated. Also I think we are in danger of doing a huge disservice to Richard Hammond and James May who, in my opinion, are equally capable. To suggest that the show cannot go on without Mr. Clarkson is ridiculous. Has anyone given a thought to his alleged victim? How would you feel if this happened to you? I do not think that we should pre judge but if the allegations are substantiated then he should be dealt with accordingly. After all he has, I understand, received a final warning for previous behaviour. His fame should have no part to play in the matter. I would ask one final question. If you or I were to do what he is alleged to have done at work how would we expect to be treated?
cozyrose3
11th Mar 2015
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I agree entirely.
If this assault had happened to others other than in the public limelight , the overly arrogant J C would've been charged with assault . Let's have a few thoughts & comments for the victim here.
caz970
11th Mar 2015
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I think that he is rude, he pushes things to the edge and have got away with it in the past, but he needs to be stopped and sacked.
LennyMax
11th Mar 2015
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I think a suspension is the right course of action, as being a role model he needs to set a good example.

The media will obviously jump all over him and the truth as to exactly what the cause of the flashpoint was may never actually come to light.

The UK is full of people like Clarkson who don't mind their Ps and Qs, are loud and often obnoxious, he just happens to be one that has made it on to our televisions and in a world where we sometimes have to watch everything we do and say in case we accidentally offend it's quite refreshing to know that there are some less restrained.

Unfortunately Top Gear would not be Top Gear without him, so like him or loathe him, he's not going anywhere.
disabledfunAndy
11th Mar 2015
0
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Jeremy Clarkson is the a TV god. He is one of the reasons that Topgear is not only one of the Best shows Ever made and has multiple millions of licence paying fans.
Rob60
11th Mar 2015
5
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Tough one. The man is clearly a diva - he believes himself untouchable. I disagree with others that this is a question of pushing political correctness, though. He's dodged all of those bullets, but now he has physically assaulted someone over not getting his dinner, which is pretty unacceptable, in my opinion.

However, he's got this god complex because he is massively successful at what he does - and I think the show would greatly suffer without the dynamic of all three presenters. I'd certainly be sad to see Top Gear go down the pan.
mick2e1hzm
11th Mar 2015
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If you struck some one in the work place it would be instant dismissal but the berk with the merc will try and wriggle out of it, he is one of those who get paid big money from our licence fee's one more reason to stop paying for the licence
GaryM
11th Mar 2015
5
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So WHY did Jeremy Clarkson hit the BBC Producer?
Did he deserve it?
What did he say/do/not do?
Was Jeremy out of control?
is it a "put up job", so JC can move to ITV without breaking his BBC contract?
I certainly like to know before I pass judgement - Either way !!
Whatever the outcome, I look forward to being entertained in the future!!
boatman
11th Mar 2015
6
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Whilst I do not wish to pre judge I would say in answer to the question of what the producer did or did not do, unless Mr. Clarkson was using reasonable and appropriate force to defend himself against a physical attack then he is guilty of assault. There is no excess for physical violence in any other circumstances, no matter who you are.
GaryM
11th Mar 2015
0
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Some people sometimes just deserve a thump! This may be offensive to some, but basic social interaction for others. This may well be politically incorrect , which brings us back to Mr Clarkson.............
boatman
11th Mar 2015
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Why do some people deserve a thump? You are quite correct this type of attitude is very offensive to me. It is certainly not basic interaction it is an illegal act.
Marianne8
11th Mar 2015
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He should be treated the same as Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross and given the sack! He is not irreplaceable the show will stand on its own merit not because this obnoxious thug who resorts to Violence is a presenter of!
CKMCC
11th Mar 2015
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Marianne8, they were not sacked and are both still on TV.
Toby
11th Mar 2015
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I like his total disregard for PC, His Yorkshire humour and his irreverence for the establishment
Wilf
11th Mar 2015
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I think he should be reinstated! I really like him and in a world of correctness he stands out. I love his articles in the weekend newspapers like the Times he has me in stitches. A very clever man and so what if he makes the odd gaffe we all do...Come on Beeb sort it out and lets get the show back on the road!!!
Trudygail
11th Mar 2015
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If someone was punched, in any other workplace and involving any other person, there would be a suspension at least. If he is now reinstated, will he regard it as carte blanche to make further mistakes?
big mamma daisy
11th Mar 2015
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I personally don't like him or his programme but the rest of my family love him. I don't mind his outrageous behaviour but I am not that interested in cars.
MR DB
11th Mar 2015
1
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As others have commented, he is not politically correct and does indeed "tell it how it is". He should be told off in some way for this issue I agree but, the show is one of the BBC's biggest money makers which I am sure will be taken into account. If he no longer is part of TG then I am sure it will not be long before ITV are waiting in the wings to snap him up. JC IS TG
Peter
11th Mar 2015
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I watch Top Gear but increasingly find Clarkson boorish and out of touch. I suppose it depends what happened in the so called fracas but I think that Top Gear needs an injection of new blood to bring it up to date and this could be a good opportunity for the BBC to make the change as he's on a final warning! Not sure how that will work as Clarkson reputedly owns the rights to 30% of the show through his own production company.
marion.23
11th Mar 2015
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He is arrogant and boorish and BBC should buy him out of his share in the programme. It's time there was a great woman presenter!
Baxi
11th Mar 2015
5
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It's very difficult to judge without having all the facts. I still believe that someone is innocent until proven guilty.

To be honest, it's also a relief when you hear someone expressing his views without thinking three times before he opens his mouth. He may not be PC but I think PC has gone too far anyway. It's like living with big brother now - I don't even know if I can say I'd like a black or white coffee anymore! Any advice people?
KiwiGran
11th Mar 2015
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He wasn't expressing his views on this occasion - he is alleged to have assaulted someone.
Archiebald
13th Mar 2015
1
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He was asking for steak at 10 pm at night and rejected the cheeseboard!
Baxi
12th Mar 2015
1
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You said it "alleged" - no one actually knows what happened. The rumour mill is out of control.
Westminster
11th Mar 2015
4
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I have never understood the point of this program, and it will not be missed by me.
Cars are boring, all they do is get you from one traffic queue to the next, give me the train any day.
Clarkson is lucky to have survived last year's gaffe with the 'n' word.
Kilroy-Silk was gone in a flash for making comments about arabs.
Litcho1
11th Mar 2015
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He should be reinstated, Not PC but tells it like it is. more people should say what they think, as long as it's not hurtful to anyone, and not bow down to the namby pamby PC brigade.
KiwiGran
11th Mar 2015
7
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He's from another era. We need to end this crass, boys' club mentality that Top Gear has become.
Bazeley
11th Mar 2015
5
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Whilst I was not bothered either way with the things he has said in the past I do think that if he has hit someone it does need to be dealt with as it would in any other workplace. I am surprised at the relaxed attitude he and his fellow co-stars are exhibiting though - either they all think they are above reproach or all is not quite what it seems.
blueeyes
11th Mar 2015
3
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He is a law unto himself but let's be honest he does make the program he has an extensive knowledge of cars and funny as well
sue39
11th Mar 2015
5
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If Jeremy hit someone he should have the decency to resign . If that person retaliated and hit back they should both go.
Jo Kingham
11th Mar 2015
6
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Unfortunately he may have gone too far this time - he is a bit of a law unto himself. I love Top Gear, but couldn't care less if he was in it or not. I think the programme would fair perfectly well without him. The BBC will be worried about getting rid of him in case it impacts on the export value of their most profitable programme. For me his just like Russell Brand and Jonathon Ross - an egotistical idiot!
samhall
11th Mar 2015
5
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Its time he was sacked. He has been lucky to stay so long. I'm afraid no one person makes a programme. He can be replaced with someone much easier on the eye and ears. He as lied about what he's said before. Not a very nice person from that i can see.
KiwiGran
11th Mar 2015
6
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They sacked Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand for bad behaviour and bringing the BBC into disrepute. So a precedent has been set.
kelliejean
11th Mar 2015
6
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i think the bbc are acting like a dictatorship. telling us the fee payers what we can and cant watch.. bring him back.. i would be as mad as hell if at the end of the day.. i would want feeding to xx
jrs
11th Mar 2015
7
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Right so Jeremy has been suspended for an argument that's wrong we have to watch dribble spewed out of Russell brand on programs that he shouldn't be on but hey that's okay so why pick on Jeremy Jeremy says things that a lot of people think and he must be good cause TOP GEAR is well watched all over sack Jeremy bye bye top gear one without the other Dont Think So
Elba
11th Mar 2015
5
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Jeremy Clarkson has had enough warning and the weakness of the BBC will show if they reinstate him. Their lack of integrity will show up and he will know that in future he can do as he pleases. In other jobs and professions it is an automatic dismissal if someone hits someone else. There is no excuse, for his behaviour, he acts like a spoilt child.
thetrainer858
11th Mar 2015
7
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Jeremy Clarkson:
Punching a co-worker is a violent crime!!!!! If this is true and if someone did this to you in the workplace you would want them sacked and would bring a law suit against them. Sack him and jail him. Anything less sends out a message to all the top gear audience that violence is acceptable. Violence is NOT ACCEPTABLE. A thug is still a thug. The show can go on without him. Other shows have survived the so called irreplaceable host.
fijay
11th Mar 2015
4
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terryc
11th Mar 2015
5
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I've always looked at Top Gear as Last Of The Summer Wine for petrolheads. The only difference is the latter is funny. If Jeremy Clarkson assaulted somebody, then he should go, quite rightly, it's standard procedure anywhere. Whilst the facts are not known, it's widely reported by all newspapers that he allegedly hit another person, given that, are the people in favour of reinstating him seriously supporting violence. i feel that Clarkson comes across as a nasty bully and ultimately the BBC have to stand up to him if he's guilty. They've had a good run financially with this programme, time to let him go and show him that all actions have consequences.

p.s. somebody posted earlier that Clarkson is a typical bloke, if that's true then god help us all.
HJR58
11th Mar 2015
7
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Can't believe people are supporting this man and his alleged appalling behaviour! If you or a friend or family member were punched at work by someone would you still think it was ok? Get real people. No excuse at all!
KaiserBill
11th Mar 2015
4
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This man is NOT a well meaning idiot He is a stupid bigoted loud-mouth who has caused controversy once too often He may be funny at times but they should kick his platform from under him
JaneyW
11th Mar 2015
6
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I haven't voted because the full details of what actually happened have not been published. If the BBC sack JC then that will be the end of Top Gear - the three very different characters of May, Hammond and Clarkson are an integral part of the show's successful format and I don't think that a replacement for one of them would work at all.
LizM
11th Mar 2015
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JC can't be sacked at the moment until the result of the investigation so the question is pre-emptive. He knew he was on a final warning and should have tempered his behaviour as such. He should definitely go if he has hit someone. Loads more budding JCs out there!
EddGall
11th Mar 2015
4
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Let's hear both sides of the story before we say yes or no
Nellieduncan
11th Mar 2015
6
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I don't think anyone regardless of who they are should keep their job whdn they have assaulted a colleague its gross misconduct........
tessadenise65
11th Mar 2015
5
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For Goodness sake just heard it's not even been proved yet.
The BBC are a lot of stupid people that let sex offenders work but not someone that has not even been proved.
Plus the point the other two presenters are being pulled into it.
BBC bring back TOP GEAR with all presenters. One of the best programmes on the whole BBC
houn66
11th Mar 2015
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If as alleged he punched somebody he should be sacked. If this happened in the workplace it would beinstant dismissal. The man is boorish and should have gone long ago. BBC make money from him and are toothless anyway. It has happened with others (Ross) and will doubtless happen again as the BBC is spineless. Transfer the programme to CBBC where it belongs.
poshbirdy
11th Mar 2015
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Top Gear is one of the BBC's bigger money earner broadcasting to many countries around the world and their revenue from sales of DVD's Stig merchandise etc is huge. Clarkson used to own the company that produced Top Gear but sold that to the BBC a couple of years ago from what I recall but still has shares in it and earns a nice £1.5M annually from it as a wage. He has always been controversial and non PC and the team of Jezza, Hammy and captain slow all behave like boys on a jolly up on their road trips which are one of the best bits IMO. The interaction between them makes it. To replace one, especially the lead presenter would seem unthinkable. I am sure that if the BBC do not want to pursue this with Jeremy then plenty of other channels would gladly take over with the format as it is at present and if it goes to SKY for example they throw loads of money at it.
However, Jeremy pushes the boundaries and thinks he will just get a rap over the knuckles lie low for a while and it will all blow over. He was on his final warning last year so with the events yesterday, if they are to be believed, which involved a physical assault on a colleague cannot go unchecked. Its assault firstly and secondly having given him a final warning if they then do not follow that up it gives him carte blanche to do it time and time again.
It will be interesting to see what their decision is, but remember Jonathan Ross was one of their big stars and left and then surfaced doing the same thing on ITV.
What is very disappointing is the reports of what the three presenters where saying on Twitter last night, making stupid comments, making light of the situation etc. That does not do any of them any favours and shows that they do not take any of this seriously.
equ1ne
11th Mar 2015
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My thoughts maybe action needs to be taken and JC made to realise that there is only so much rope available to him.At 54 he is not a child and must surely realise that his outbursts carry with them consequences
fandebbydozy
11th Mar 2015
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I don't care how popular he is or how much he earns the BBC, violence should not be tolerated. There should be consequences for his bad behaviour. He's a grown man in the public eye, and should show respect and restraint. I don't like the modern tendency to overlook bad behaviour, it leads ultimately to chaos.
moominmomma
11th Mar 2015
5
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Boys with too many toys are often naughty, but if they go around slugging folk then their toys must be confiscated & they must be disciplined appropriately..
ronnieboy
11th Mar 2015
5
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clarkson is, and always has been, a loudmouth bully,and the other two with him are just yes men !!! they know, that without him, they are nothing,however, the b.b.c. will just slap his wrist, because T.G. earns them multi-millions, AND JEREMY KNOWS THIS. !!!
Archiebald
11th Mar 2015
2
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I think the BBC have gone mad! Jeremy is their biggest star and they treat him like a little boy. He is 54 for goodness sake and a typical bloke which is why the Top Gear programme appeals so much! Give him a quiet telling off and get on with the programme. Its probably all a big PR set up anyway!!!

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Jeremy Corbyn or Owen Smith - who would you choose? OwenCorbyn
Owen Smith will take on Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership in a head-to-head race that will...
Who would be the best leader for the Labour Party? Angela Eagle and Jeremy Corbyn
What an eventful two weeks in politics!  We have voted to leave the EU, tomorrow we will have a...
Is it all about the winning or the taking part? hand holding up a gold trophy cup as a winner in a competition
Why do we say "it's not the winning but the taking part that counts"? It's a phrase echoed by...
Theresa May or Angela Leadsom for Prime Minister? Theresa May  and Andrea Leadsom
The contest now moves to its final stage with the Conservative Party's 150,000-strong membership...
Would you vote differently in a new EU Referendum? Flag of United Kingdom over the flag of the European Union Vector illustration
An anonymous group of business leaders and academics is mounting a legal challenge to stop the...
Should Jeremy Corbyn Stay or Go? Jeremy-Corbyn-England-900
The results of the EU Referendum have left the country in a state of temporary turmoil. The...
Do you think we’re facing chaos now we’re leaving the EU? brexit Great Britain EU exit
After months of debate, scaremongering, polls and confusion the decision has been made for the...
Is recognising 'gender neutral' going to get complicated? toilet door for gender neutral isolated on white background
The gender-neutral Mx . is used as a title for those who do not identify as being of a particular...
Should advertising be less sexist? tv ads and mass media: old style television with text Marketing and advertising
Unilever, the firm, behind more than 400 brands from Ben & Jerry's ice-cream to Dove soap, has...
Should the law be changed on naming and shaming the accused? cliff
Sir Cliff Richard has admitted he feels "tarnished" following two years of "trauma", after the CPS...
Do you research to ensure you always get the best deal? Isolated stack of bills over a black background.
It's a familiar complaint from customers, that they have to search on the internet to find the...
Do you approve of dummies? happy baby with pacifier lying in a stroller
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Love them or hate them, parents have used dummies, pacifiers, comforters, or soothers for...
Would you like to be categorised as 'Mrs M&S'? LONDON-MAY 21, 2013. M&S store sign in London on May 21, 2013. Marks and Spencer specialises in the selling of clothing and luxury food products. 703 stores in UK and 361 stores in more than 40 countries.
Marks and Spencer's has a new boss and he has unveiled plans to revive the retailer's clothing...
Do you renew your insurance policies on a comparison website or via a broker? Insurance - letters on wooden desk with laptop computer and a notebook. 3d render illustration.
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In this day and age, we probably all have many different insurance polices, covering a range of...
Do you have enough facts yet to make your decision about the EU? Brexit UK EU referendum concept with flags
With less than 6 weeks to go now, until we get the chance to cast our vote on whether we want to...
Should Abortion be de-criminalised after 24 weeks? Pro-life vs pro-choice female right on abortion concept
The Royal College of Midwives has faced controversy after calling for the legal limits on abortion...
Should attendance rate be considered when fining parents who take children out of school in term time? Young family having fun together in pool
Should parents whose children attend school regularly be allowed to take their children out of...
Should it be legal to require females to wear high heels at work? High heel woman shoe. Isolated on a white background.
It's still legal in the UK for a company to require female members of staff to wear high heels at...
Do you buy a daily newspaper or do you read the news online? Desktop monitor, office laptop, tablet PC and black glossy touchscreen smartphones with internet web business news on screen and stack of color newspapers isolated on white background
A brand new daily newspaper, the New Day, is set to close on Friday, just nine weeks after it was...
Do you find supermarket offers misleading? SUPERMARKET
Around four in ten of all products sold in supermarkets are on some kind of special offer as...
Have your tried e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking? Electronic cigarettes isolated on the white background
Doctors have given e-cigarettes the green light in a new landmark report stating smokers should be...
Do you support or oppose junior doctors in all-out strike? picture of doctor hands giving white pills and glass of water
Today is the first day ever that a Junior Doctor's strike will effect cover in Hospital Accident...
Do you rinse your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher? Open dishwasher with clean utensils in it
It's the argument that divides households - and we want to hear your view. Before putting your...
Should Inheritance Tax be abolished? Papers with inheritance tax and testament form.
Currently, inheritance tax is paid on amounts left over £350,000. This tax is payed on income...
Should Britain stay in the EU or is now the time to leave? Eu Flag
The decision for the EU Referendum date has now been made, and David Cameron will...
Should the government be spending tax payers money on EU Leaflets with a one sided view? _89125929_89125928
The government is spending more than £9m on sending a leaflet to every UK household setting out...
Should ‘Exercise Equivalents’ Be Part of Food Labelling? Image of overweight person chased by cupcakes and runs above a scale, isolated on white background
There is a new initiative being investigated which says that food should be labelled with how much...
Do you think that all dogs should be microchipped? Cute puppy
The new law comes into force tomorrow, 6th April 2016, for all dogs in the UK to be microchipped...
Should the Government save the British Steel Industry? Steel sheet manufacturing at steel industrial plant.
The UK steel industry has been thrown into its biggest crisis for a generation after Tata Steel...
Are you concerned about your weight? weigh scale on limit - help ! diet health
According to a report by England's chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, obesity is the...
Would you prefer the date of Easter to be fixed? Resurrection of Jesus Christ- Jesus is risen
The Archbishop of Canterbury hopes to end the debate spanning 12 centuries by finally setting an...
Is it ever acceptable for a man to be unfaithful to his wife? White used shirt on a white background with woman's red lipstick on the collar
Edward Fox, a three-time Bafta winner who starred in The Day of the Jackal and Seventies...
Should over 70s have to retake their driving test? Man driving a car and showing thumbs up
Currently, there is no age restriction on when Brits should stop driving with the law only...
Should St George's Day and St David's Day be National Holidays? English and Welsh Relations Concept Image - Flags of England and Wales Jigsaw Puzzle
While St Andrew's Day and St Patrick's Day are national holidays in Scotland and in Northern...
Will you be buying any Cadbury Creme Eggs this year? Cadbury Creme eggs
The Cadbury Creme Egg recipe debate has been in full swing since Christmas!  To many, the...
Should cannabis be legalised for medicinal reasons? bigstock-Close-Up-Dried-Marijuana-Leave-97248254-653x435
It's a debate that continues to court controversy. The Australian parliament passed new...
Will you continue to use scented candles? spa image of frangipani flowers and candles

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It has recently been reported in the Daily Mail and on the BBC News that lives are being put at...
Should London have more Skyscrapers? LONDON, UK - MARCH 4TH 2015: A beautiful dusk-time view of London overlooking the Shard Tower Bridge City Hall River Thames the dome of St. Pauls Cathedral and the tip of Monument on 4th March 2015.
In May 1984 Prince Charles made a passionate speech during the 150th anniversary of the...
Should it be illegal to smack your child? Mother Hitting Young Daughter
Scotland are looking at changing their law so that parents who smack their children could end up...
Ready prepared or whole - how do you buy your vegetables? A group of fresh and mixed vegetables
With a wealth of health information at our fingertips, most of us try to take good care of our...
Should you be fined for missing a GP appointment? doctor checking blood pressure with stethoscope and sphygmomanom
It's thought that £162 million is lost each year through missed GP appointments. A poll of...
Should out-patients and visitors be charged to park at hospitals? Close-up Of Person's Hand Inserting Coin At Parking Meter
Many hospitals around the UK charge out-patients and visitors an hourly fee to use their car park...
Will you be making a romantic gesture on Valentine's Day? Bouquet of red roses with decorative heart and gift box. St Valentine's concept with copy space
With 14th February almost upon us, shops are bursting with heart shaped chocolates and cards...
Are you getting enough sleep? Alarm clock in the middle of the night  isolated on black concept for insomnia
A survey, conducted by YouGov,  polled 4,100 British adults and found that a whopping 46 per...
Would you be prepared to give up your free TV Licence? LONDON UK - 5TH APRIL 2014: The outside of a BBC building in central London
The BBC has announced that it is planning to bring in some "Silver Celebrities" in a campaign to...
Are you drinking more or less alcohol as you get older? Red wine pouring into wine glass, close-up
A recent survey found that the  over-50s are increasingly turning to alcohol to cope with...
Bottled Water or Tap Water? a glass of drinking water blue backgroung
Last year, bottled water overtook carbonated drinks as the world’s best-selling soft drink...
Will you modify your alcohol consumption in light of the new guidance? Red wine glass and glass of light beer
New alcohol limits were issued last week by Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, following...
Do you use Blankets or a Duvet on your bed in Winter? White flowers and books on a side table near a bed. Fresh design.
There have been a great many revolutions in our daily habits over the last century: frothy...
Should Prince Charles step aside and allow Prince William to become the next King? LONDON, ENGLAND, UK - JUNE 13 2015: The Royal Family appears on Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour ceremony also Prince Georges first appearance on balcony on June 13 2015 in London
Did you watch last night's documentary on ITV, where Ant and Dec got to find out more about what...
Do you take a daily dose of vitamins and minerals? Variety of dietary supplements including capsules of Garlic Evening Primrose Oil; Artichoke Leaf; Olive Leaf; Magnesium and Omega 3 Fish Oil. Selective focus. Taken in daylight.
As the temperature drops and coughs and colds spread, shops are filling up with vitamin tablets...
Are you taking part in Dry January? Red wine pouring into wine glass, close-up
January is becoming increasingly associated with a break from the booze, after the excesses of the...
Is a weight-loss pill the answer to the obesity crisis? Closeup shot of a woman showing blue capsule pill. Female hand holding a medicine. Shallow depth of field with focus on blue capsule pill.
A new weight-loss pill has been developed to trick the stomach into thinking it's full. A fat...
Should women serve on the front line? British soldiers in desert uniform in action
After David Cameron revealed yesterday (20th December) that woman could be allowed to fight in...
Will you be buying a tin of Quality Street this Christmas? quality
Nestle are slowly slimming down their festive tin and hoping we don’t notice! In what might...
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Snow globe with Christmas tree
A white Christmas could be a reality this year as forecasters warned of a very cold end to 2015...
Would you take an anti-ageing pill in order to live until 120? Medecine jar with anti aging pills surrounded by nutritious superfoods including avocado pumpkin seeds and berries
There is a report in the Daily Telegraph today which says scientists now believe it is possible...
Are we in danger of diluting our Christmas traditions? Little 7 year old angel visiting a nativity scene reenacted with a doll
Great Britain has become a multi cultural society and as a nation seems happy to embrace and...
Has Christmas become too commercialised? Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sale
In days gone by children were happy with a clementine and some chocolate pennies in their...
Would you support Britain in joining airstrikes against Isil in Syria? MORAYSHIRE, SCOTLAND - 21 JUNE: RAF Tornado jet fighter aircraft overflying its base during routine exercises at Lossiemouth, in Morayshire, Scotland on 21 June 2012.
France, which has launched a series of 'massive' air strikes agains Isil in Syria, has said it...
Will you be sending Christmas cards this year? Merry Christmas greeting card template. Santa Claus and the deer. Vector flat illutration for Christmas design.
Sending Christmas cards is an age old tradition dating back some 172 years.  They give us a...
Which Breakfast TV news programme do you watch? Susanna-Main-V2
Some of us wake up and turn on the TV to see what is happening in the world first thing in the...
Christmas shopping - Online or High Street? Gifts online shopping ordering internet e-commerce shop concept
Black Friday originated in America, and is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, often seen as the...
Should Police budgets be cut? LONDON, UK - MARCH 12: Two police officers outside Westminster Abbey where Queen Elizabeth II attends the Commonwealth Day ceremony on March 12, 2012 in London, UK.
The Police, like most civil servants are under the focus by the government to make further cuts...
Would you support Junior Doctors if they go on strike? Doctor. Close-up. Doctor hands crossed with stethoscope.
Junior doctors have rejected the Health Secretary's last-minute pay offer and will go ahead with...
Have you tried HRT? Hot flush therapy - over textured blue background.
Today we hear that hundreds of thousands of women should be offered hormone replacement therapy to...
Should drivers over 70 be tested every three years? In car view of senior female driver using the horn in a car
A man whose wife was killed by an elderly driver, who mistook the accelerator for the brake, has...
Should we leave the EU? EU European Union flag backdrop background texture.
David Cameron has set out his demands for European Union reform kicking off a new phase in the...
Do you wear your poppy on the left or the right? Poppy for Poppy Day or Remembrance Day isolated on white background.
Remembrance Sunday is approaching and poppies are on sale to raise money for the Royal British...
Did series 6 Downton live up to your expectations? DowntonAbbey 3
So as the final series ever of Downton Abbey comes to a close, and we bid farewell to the Abbey...
Have Cadbury's bosses gone Fruit & Nuts? SWINDON UK - FEBRUARY 8 2014: Bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut chocolate
First they changed the recipe of the Cadbury's Creme Egg earlier this year. Now they are changing...
Do your pets get distressed with the sound of fireworks? Puppy blocking its ears and looking away
As Bonfire Night approaches, many people will be busy buying fireworks and planning displays...
Will you change your online shopping habits? Online Data Security Concept Illustration with Padlock Icons Cyber Background and Circuit Board Elements. Internet Security Technologies.
Earlier this week mobile phone operator Talk Talk had a major security breach, and today we hear...
Do you support a 'sugar tax' to help tackle obesity? mix of sweet cakes donuts and candy with sugar spread and written text in unhealthy nutrition chocolate abuse and addiction concept body and dental care
We have all been made aware this year that sugar is the enemy in our diets, and the excessive...
Would warnings over dementia stop you drinking alcohol? Red wine pouring into wine glass, close-up
We wake up to the latest report that middle-aged people should be warned there is "no safe level...
Should the traditional red cricket ball be changed to yellow? Cricket ball resting on a cricket bat on green grass of cricket pitch
On Saturday 17th October the English cricket team were denied victory in their test game against...
Is the correct use of grammar and spelling important to you? KIEV, UKRAINE - MAY 20, 2013: A social media logotype collection of well-known social network brand's printed on stickers and placed on modern computer keyboard.
There have been many arguments about whether or not spelling and grammar matter in social media...
Should recreational drug use be decriminalised? Close up Dried Cannabis or Marijuana Leaves Used for Psychoactive Drug or Medicine on Top of the Table
The United Nations drug agency is in an embarrassing situation over its drug policy after Sir...
Do you have potatoes with every meal? Farm fresh baby potatoes displayed on a hessian sack on a rustic wooden table at farmers market a healthy nutritious root vegetable popular in vegetarian and vegan cuisine
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A study looking at the nation’s relationship with the classic spud has found that Brits would...
Are you in agreement with the ban of smoking in cars with children? hand of the car driver with cigarette closeup
A new law against smoking in cars carrying children will be introduced in England and Wales...
Are you happy to pay for your shopping bags? Collection of various plastic bags isolated on white
Did you know that from Monday 5 October 2015 it will become compulsory for many shops in England...
How do you make the perfect cup of tea? Serving Cup Of Tea With Milk.
In Britain we drink a staggering 165 million cups of tea per day, or 60.2 billion a year, and...
Are you bothered by online advertising? Advertising concept: magnifying optical glass with words Advertising on digital background, 3d render
Most websites nowadays feature adverts, some are simple banners while others are 'trackers' that...
Would you like to see the railways re-nationalised? LIVERPOOL, UK - JUNE 11, 2015 - Virgin Class 390 train alongside platform seven in Lime Street Railway Station Liverpool Merseyside England UK Western Europe, June 11, 2015.
Jeremy Corbyn has spoken of re-nationalising the UK’s railways, and the case for national...
Do you like or dislike Facebook's plan for a new 'Dislike' button? MOSCOW, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14, 2015: Facebook like logo for e-business, web sites, mobile applications, banners, corporate brochures, book covers, etc on white background
Facebook is to add a "dislike" button to its social network, founder Mark Zuckerberg has said...
Do you find terms of endearment such as 'love' and 'darling' patronising? a nurse home care visits a patient
A care home in Yorkshire has been marked down by inspectors as potentially uncaring because staff...
Do you have your milk delivered by a Milkman? milk bottles standing on a doorstep after delivery
Do you remember that wonderful clinking sound of the milk bottles arriving and the ubiquitous...
Should terminally ill patients have the right to die? Dead patient in the hospital corridor. The light at he end of corridor
MPs are due to debate the ethically fraught issue in the House of Commons for the first time in 20...
Is modern technology making you smarter? Mobile devices
Recent research has shown that middle-aged brains are getting smarter partly because of the...
Who should elect members of the House of Lords? imgo-2
David Cameron has been heavily criticised today for appointing 45 new members to the House of...
Do you sleep with a snorer? Portrait Of Senior Angry Woman Awaken By Her Husband Snoring
Broken nights of sleep due to sharing a bed with someone who snores, is proving to be an issue for...
Should Britain agree to take more refugees? Concept sign of how the EU turns its back on refugees
With the refugee crisis escalating and worsening each day in front of our eyes on the television...
Should women only carriages be introduced on trains at night? LONDON UK - November 20: Central line Liverpool Street tube station platform in London UK - November 20 2011; Metro train approaching Liverpool Street station with passengers waiting on platform
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has said he would consider introducing women-only...
Is the Labour leadership election process flawed? LONDON UK - MAY 7TH 2015: The Labour Party on a UK Ballot Paperfor a General Election on 7th May 2015.
There are questions being raised about the integrity of the Labour leadership contest. It is...
Is it wrong to spend your kids’ inheritance? Nest eggs
It’s the age-old inheritance debate. Should you spend your hard earned cash enjoying your golden...
Should e-cigs be prescribed on the NHS? one electronic cigarette with a tobacco cigarette (3d render)
Health officials have today given their backing to the use of e-cigarettes, claiming the devices...
Are you financially stable? Baby Boomers Corkboard Word Concept with great terms such as generation wealth retirement and more.
A report by eight charities including Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society have said that it is a...
Are you increasingly shopping online? mobile shopping concept  -  virtual shop on phone screen with credit cards
Recent statistics indicate that the number of people shopping on the high street is falling by 1...
Would you be willing to pay more for milk? Grazing black and white Holstein-Friesian dairy cows in a sunlit pasture against a blue sky.
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Earlier this week some dairy farmers blockaded the supermarket Morrison's distribution centres and...
Do you usually leave a tip in a restaurant? Tip and bill on a gray restaurant table
A survey in holiday hotspots around the world has found that the British are the second meanest...
Do you get enough sleep? Man lying on the bed with alarm clock.
The government is to launch a campaign to try and persuade middle aged people to sleep more as...
Are the over 50s more caring than younger age groups? take care of old mother - young female hand giving a red heart to old hand of a mother
A recent survey by Yours Magazine, has highlighted that people over 50 have got big hearts...
Does the BBC favour the younger viewer? use the remote control to change channels on Television
Ian lavender who played Private Frank Pike, the young mollycoddled member in the comedy Dads...
Are you too old for selfies? couple of dogs in love very close together lying on grass taking a selfie
Contrary to popular opinion, social media clearly have an important role to play for us as we get...
Should the House of Lords be reformed? Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in Westminster, London.
With yet another embarrassing social blunder by one of the UK's Parliamentarians, Lord Sewel...
Should there be a legal age limit for leaving a child home alone? 8 years old child watching tv laying down on a white carpet at home alone
If there was a one-size-fits-all guide to parenting we would all have been perfect and known what...
Should smoking be banned on British beaches? Brighton United Kingdom - April 16 2012: Tourists on the beach enjoying a Spring day at Brighton on the south coast of England.
Brighton Beach could become the first beach in Britain to ban smoking. The city council will vote...
Should parents be fined for taking term-time holidays? Three smiling children posing on a beach wearing snorkeling equipment.
Mums and dads who take their children out of school early to get a cheaper deal abroad face a £60...
Would you welcome your GP surgery being opened 7 days a week? doctor
There is much debate going on about proposals for GP surgeries to be open 7 days a week...
Can your child or grandchild afford to go to university without your help? Oxford, England
With the increased university fees, and the cost of accommodation whilst living away from home not...
Is taxation the answer or is awareness going to reduce our sugar consumption? Soft drinks with ice being poured against a bright white background
The British Medical Association is advising that sugary drinks should be taxed at 20 per cent to...
Do you think charities are too aggressive when it comes to raising money? a conceptual image to illustrate talking on the phone, cell phones, wireless/cordless phones, telecommunications, technology, business and personal communications, etc.
Four of Britain's best-known charities are facing serious allegations of pursuing vulnerable...
Do your grown-up Children owe you money? Breaking The Bank
Nowadays, with the cost of living, credit cards and high interest rates on loans, the bank of mum...
Is TV a source of inspiration or sedation? Young Couple Sitting On Couch Watching Cookery Show
The television, part of the household for over half a century, is often vilified in the press as...
Do you call your midday meal lunch or dinner? salmon fillet with vegetables and basil on a plate
We all know how confusing the English language is, and coupled with regional variations it is...
Do you check customer reviews before buying something online? KIEV UKRAINE - MAY 16 2014: Man in a car planning a trip using Tripadvisor app on Apple iPhone 5S. Tripadvisor is a travel guide source providing reviews photos and advice for hotels and vacations.
New research shows more than half of us consult online reviews and customer feedback before buying...
Is your dog a picky eater? Cute Bichon Havanese puppy dog is lying beside a red bowl of dog food and looking at camera - isolated on white background
There are two kinds of dogs. The first kind lives to eat. They will devour anything you put in...