• Dec 31st 2010 at 11:00AM
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Could Jeremy Clarkson find himself in a position of real power? Not of the MOAR variety, but rather of a political nature. If the British public gets its way, then anything is possible.
His strongest supporters have always wanted to push Clarkson into the political arena. Only now they may be able to, because the public is getting a larger say in what gets presented in Parliament. According to the UK's Telegraph, certain petitions will be turned into bills and presented to MPs if they receive enough votes.

According to the Telegraph, a previous online petition system mandated an official government response via email to anyone who signed a petition that tallied over 500 signatures. Interestingly enough, the campaign that garnered the most support was auto-related – it called for the nixing of a planned vehicle tracking and pricing scheme and received some 1.8 million signatures. A previous people's petition looking to appoint Jeremy Clarkson also garnered around 70,000 signers.

Said another way, Jezza in politics probably isn't as unlikely as it might seem. if there is enough of a groundswell movement behind putting putting the Top Gear star in office, then Clarkson could find himself in a heretofore unlikely position – even if he didn't sign the petition himself.

[Source: Telegraph]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      i'm all for it...he's a staunch libertarian, from what I understand.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess he would get rid of the speed cameras.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would be "Prime Minister" in England.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Do the British people REALLY want Jezza as their PM? He can't even get along with his co-hosts, much less the rest of the world.

      Stig, on the other hand, should run for the U.S. presidency in 2012.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would be extremely entertaining to see this happen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "movement behind putting putting the Top Gear"

      Am I the only one to notice the double "putting"...
      • 4 Years Ago
      how hard could it be?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Im in America and I would vote for him.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Clarkson is a character on a TV show who reads from script; the man behind the character is really the Italian imaginary great grandson of Mussolini. Would you in the UK really elect Him to lead your country? My God, how easy you are to accept fictional characters as real people!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's quite the stretch from that article, Autoblog...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I dunno, it isn't unheard of for celebrities to become politically involved and actually become elected. he is certainly well known and from what little I have seen of British politics (it's way to boring) he would be a refreshing change from all of the beige nanny state liberals now. He may not be the most....eloquent person in the world. but the world definitely knows where he stands on many issues that the British public cares about. If he became an MP it would be hilarious and would be well worth the watch. Dunno what would happen to Top Gear though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "According to the Telegraph"

      I just use these four handy words to know where to quit reading!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jeremy Clarkson for KING!!! (of transport) lol I can see it now "if you are texting and driving, the military will use you for target practice." I'm part of your party the TG party!
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