Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear colleagues have previously got into trouble for executing outlandish stunts. But despite being blamed by disgruntled motorists for shutting down a Dutch motorway yesterday the programme-makers had nothing to do with the drama.
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Friday 08 March 2013
Jeremy Clarkson may have dented the reputation of Top Gear in Australia after saying to a group of photographers gathered in Sydney harbour: “You can take them out of England but you can’t take the convict out of them.”
Wednesday 07 November 2012
The Deloitte review found the BBC pays £150,000 or more a year to 124 stars using public service companies.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Yet again, the outspoken presenter and columnist is in trouble. This isn't an equal playing field: disabled people don't get the chance to insult the able bodied.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
As it's been ruled that the presenter's remark that a car looked like 'person with facial growths' breached Corporation's guidelines, and he's compromising their values.
Monday 01 October 2012
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson breached BBC guidelines by comparing a Japanese car to people with growths on their faces.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a new commercial deal which effectively ensures they will continue on the show for at least three more more years.
Monday 27 August 2012
The book publicity blurb is one of the most straightforward sources of nepotism. If they're not from the author's friends, they are often delivered by writers with the same agent.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Five-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave has criticised Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's earnings.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Our writer is sceptical about those who find it easy to be happy
Friday 20 July 2012
I can't think of many people who'd be happy that their ex-partner was working on a book about them. I certainly wouldn't be keen to hear that any of my exes were planning to publish.
Friday 22 June 2012
1 Not tipping (especially in Italian cafes)
Thursday 07 June 2012
Labour leader Ed Miliband will argue today that the whole of the United Kingdom needs to be involved in the debate over Scotland's potential independence.
Friday 25 May 2012
Why is the automatic assumption in Britain that hot, sunny weather is a good thing? The newspapers are filled with pictures of people (perhaps, more correctly, I should say young women) frolicking in the sea at Brighton, with triumphal headlines saying it's hotter here than Marbella. Or was it Mars? Glorious day, strangers say, by way of a greeting. And there is a common belief that sunshine puts everyone in a good mood.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Travelling gracelessly with A A Gill
- 1 The best way to fight the EDL's anti-Muslim bigotry is by showing solidarity on the streets
- 2 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 3 Police examine photographs of Charles Saatchi with hand on Nigella Lawson's throat
- 4 We should look past the pictures of Charles Saatchi's row with Nigella Lawson
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria