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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 March 2015
PM supports wealthy bigot
Tory Prime Minister David Cameron is a big fan of the allegedly violent and notoriously bigoted presenter of BBC's Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson.
Cameron - who along with Clarkson and other VIPs form the elitist 'Chipping Norton set' - used parliament to defend his "friend", describing him as a "huge talent".
Cameron's defence made no reference to Clarkson's documented racism nor to his rant against public sector workers back in November 2011, when trade unionists were forced to take a one-day strike to defend their inadequate pensions from government attacks.
Ageing petrolhead Clarkson, who currently gets £1 million a year from TV licence fee payers to air his prejudices, railed against strikers "with their gilt-edged pensions... while we have to work for a living". This bilious attack was immediately followed with: "I'd take them outside and execute them in front of their families." Clarkson later attempted to dismiss this chilling remark as a 'joke'.
By your friends shall you be known Mr Cameron.
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