Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Considering Parliament Bid

Jeremy Clarkson, the host of Top Gear, has hinted that he might embark on a bid to enter British parliament.

Clarkson allegedly is looking to to enter the English political spectrum, and he wants to take on Ed Milliband, the current leader of the Labour party, who is extremely unpopular.

The presenter of the BBC television show recently suggested on Twitter that he would like to run as an independent at the UK’s next general election, which should take place in 2015.

Clarkson tweeted, “I’m thinking I might stand in the next election as an independent for Doncaster North, which is where I’m from. Thoughts?”

However, it still remains unclear whether the controversial Clarkson was actually being serious, of if he was simply looking to cause mischief.

Clarkson has proved to be a divisive figure. Back in October 1998, he caused controversy at the Birmingham Motor Show hen he accused the Hyundai stand of eating dogs, while he also called BMW employees “Nazis.”

In April 2007, he also insulted the Malaysian parliament after he referred to one of their cars, the Perodua Kelisa, as the worst in the world. Clarkson remarked, “its name was like a disease and suggested it was built in jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes.”

In February 2009 he called British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, a “one-eyed Scottish idiot,” and accused him of lying. He was forced to apologise for his comments, but he only said sorry for making reference to Brown’s blindness, before adding, “I haven’t apologised for calling him an idiot.”

In December 2011 he was also heavily criticised for writing in his column for The Sun that trains should just carry on even if the bodies of people who had committed suicide haven’t been fully recovered.

He wrote, “The train cannot be removed nor the line re-opened until all of the victim’s body has been recovered. And sometimes the head can be half a mile away from the feet. Change the driver, pick up the big bits of what’s left of the victim, get the train moving as quickly as possible and let foxy woxy and the birds nibble away at the smaller, gooey parts that are far away or hard to find.”

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