Friday, 6 February 2009

Jeremy Clarkson apologises to Gordon Brown - sort of.

I love Jeremy Clarkson. After the massive fuss over him Calling the one-eyed Scottish idiot a "one-eyed Scottish idiot" he has issued an apology - well sort of: "In the heat of the moment I made a remark about the Prime Minister's personal appearance for which, upon reflection, I apologise."

No mention of him being a Scottish idiot. Nice one Jeremy.

UPDATE: I just asked the wife if she had heard about Clarkson calling Gordon Brown a "one eyed Scottish idiot"

This is how the conversation went:

WIFE: Yeah I heard it on the radio, I didn’t know he was blind in one eye?

ME: Well, yeah supposedly

WIFE: How did that happen?

ME: He got kicked in the head playing rugby as a kid

WIFE: Is that why he’s got a funny shaped head?

I kid you not!

UPDATE 2: Tractor Stats knocked up this great image of our Gordon:


Pablo the Scot said...

I've just listen to some Labour idiot in Edinburgh banging on about how Clarkson has insulted Brown's integrity, appearance and nationality. I thought:
Is he Scots? Yes, so Clarkson is right.
Is he blind in one eye? Yes, so clarkson is right again.
Is he an idiot? Well he did claim to have saved the whole World even as the global economy collapsed, so again Yes, and again Clarkson is right.

What exactly is he apologising for? Reminding the country that the PM has only one functioning eyeball? The way he behaves and the things he says, I personally thought he had none!

TractorStats said...

Wife induced visions of funny shaped head

Daily Referendum said...


Cheers, great pic!

Norfolk Blogger said...

I have real concerns about the need to apologise for the whole statement.

One eyed - Yes, insulting, needless and actually something to apologise for.

Scottish - He is. What is the problem with being called this ?

Idiot - Subjective and i guess he has been called worse.

So the apology should be for the one eyed bit, but to apologise for calling him Scottish is just stupid.