• Jan 6, 2008

Some say his political views are frightening. Others say he's got a growing group of supporters. All we know is...he's called Jeremy Clarkson.

Back in August we brought you a report that the celebrity host of BBC television's hit program Top Gear had a petition started in his name to promote his popular candidacy for British Prime Minister. Not that he's in any way declared his intension to run for public office, but the petition that was at 15,000 signatures at the end of the summer has now nearly doubled.

In light of the mounting public support, British tabloid the Daily Mail has put together a mock platform for Jezza, the world's most famous automotive journalist, should he decide to run. Some of the platform's highlights call for promoting global warming by incentivizing gas-guzzling automobiles, while banning diesels and hybrids; shutting down the public health & safety department; arming constables in order to intimidate youth; abolishing speed cameras; promoting the glory of the British Empire; withdrawing from the EU and ending relations with the US; and reinstituting medieval punishment methods and public executions.

We say shoot for the moon and land among the stars: Clarkson for Transportation Minister.

[Source: Daily Mail]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      The count is now up to 36,000 signatures!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I signed the petition while I was living in the UK this summer. Clarkson FTPM.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, Public support increases, but I noticed a report online: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/01/06/wales-snubs-bid-to-make-clarkson-prime-minister-91466-20316714/ saying Wales snubs bid to make Clarkson PM. According to me, I do not know whether choosing Clarkson for Prime Minister is right or not. But one thing why so many people support him I am sure that his biography can tell everything: http://dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=76539&ru=279
      • 7 Years Ago
      >,> does he have any experiences in gov? I don't think it wise to elect him for his celeb status. Wait wait who am I talking about? We got Arnold for gov T_T.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I used to live in the UK, and I have to say that if he does run he will be miles better than anybody that Labour or the Conservatives can put up against him. The political parties there are not only practically identical, but practically useless too.

      I'd love to see him enact that no-door policy for cars that he thought of in Africa, and to see him get rid of the Yobs that run rampant in the UK.

      Jeremy Clarkson for Prime Minister!

      *Slogan* 'Come on, how much worse could it be?'
      • 6 Years Ago
      As cool as it sounds to have Jeremy Clarkson as Prime Minister. (Even though I don't live in the UK)
      I would have to know clearly all of his views and things before i could say it was good or bad.

      Cause now my mind flashes back to Doctor who... End of the just past season. With the Master. Everyone loved him.
      He became PM.
      World destruction.

      So... yea... even though that is a WAY over-the-top example... same idea. Couldn't say for or against him just out of personal liking him due to Top Gear and such.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I, for one, welcome our new Jezza overlord.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why do people keep calling him an "automotive journalist"?
      He is an entertainer.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Because is a journalist, he writes for Top Gear and has motoring columns in the newspapers, he was writing for years before making it onto TV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definitely agree with the Clarkson for Transportation Minister part... can't imagine him as a prime minister though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jeremy - you are a great, big, pate-filled Head-Prefect goose! Watching you waddling around on Top Gear spouting mind-numbing cliches with your giant belly heaving about - what are you thinking?! You just want to keep James and Richard out of the common room. Wait a minute... that sounds just like Westminster... My God! Jeremy for PM!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't live in the UK, so the idea sounds great to me. I bet he's a halfway intelligent guy when he's not trying to entertain everyone.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't the prime minister the head of the party with the most seats in Parliament? You can't run for Prime Minister without being the head of the majority party or leadership coalition parties.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Captain obvious strikes again. Haha, just kidding mate, cheers.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Andrew,

        Can you be more European?

        lol jk :D
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