Yes – well spotted!  CAR SLOGAN FREAK is an anagram of CLARKSON and FARAGE!  Am I the only person to see a striking likeness between these two?  I don’t mean in looks or in politics but in the public perception of and support for these two charismatic individuals?

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson has apparently had a punch up with a BBC assistant producer over a lack of food after a shoot for his Top Gear programme and been suspended by the BBC with his next two hugely popular programmes not to be screened.  I am not a “petrol head”; a car is a means of getting from A to B – nothing more, nothing less – so RPM, brake horse power and other motorist gobbledygook is beyond me.

I would not choose to watch Top Gear but my partner, Lynda, thoroughly enjoys it and is

My petrol head  partner, Lynda

My petrol head
partner, Lynda

more of a petrol head so I find myself with the TV blaring the intrepid three in their weekly adventures while I will probably and sadly be penning a blog or some other nerdy task.  However, Clarkson’s latest fracas with the BBC has warmed the cockles of my heart.  I do not approve of his taking a swing at a BBC assistant producer but I am heartily sick of the BBC’s political correctness and its blind adherence to a number of PC nostrums.  I will mention only the European Union, gay marriage and climate change but you will know the direction of my travel.  In fact, I will add a fourth example. Several days per week, I need to drive into Banbury at 10:15 am.  The car wireless only has one station as far as I am concerned – Radio Four and known in better days as the Home Service.  However, at this time of day, I find myself assailed by the acutely feminist and PC Women’s Hour. I have asked before why women have an hour when men do not but never had an answer.  So, well done, Jeremy, you say things that are banned; you say things that we are repeatedly told are no longer acceptable and yet thousands of people think the same things and often say them.  It is no surprise to me that there is a petition to reinstate your programme with 350,000 signatures and rising.  I don’t think I will sign it because I assume you will simply move over to Sky and the dreaded Rupert Murdoch but, at least, he will give you free reign!

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

And the likeness with Nigel Farage?  Well he simply says what people feel and would say more often if they felt free from the fear of the PC brigade.  A residue of loyalty to the Conservative cause prevents me from supporting Farage or from voting for any of his candidates, most of whom seem slightly mad or singularly unfitting for government.  I wish I could believe that our own Party had a surefire selection process that guaranteed the best person to represent the interests of their constituency but I fear that would be asking a lot.  So I will say “Good Luck Nigel.   Keep a pint glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other and keep saying what people want to hear and what they believe.  You will never be Prime Minister but you will remind electors who love their country and want it to remain free, British and based on the rule of law and you may even help the Conservative Party to find its way again.”

If you do not win a parliamentary seat, maybe Clarkson will add you to his team on his new Sky programme?

About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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2 Responses to CAR SLOGAN FREAK

  1. Steve says:

    As an Australian, I see a parallel between Farage and our conservative party (LNP), who are fighting against the PC Brigade of Labor and Greens, who put unbarred immigration from Indonesia and SE Asia, ahead of family friendly policies which stimulate 1+ generation Australian families from being able to raise a family properly. It seems to me that Nigel represents the survival of British Common Law (Sharia anyone?), and a culture that (even in Australia), is totally saturated in white guilt and self-hate. Any scent of national pride or a policy to slow down the ‘cultural dissolve’ to a healthy reaction rate, is labelled ‘racist’ in my country, and I find from what I have seen of Nigel on the internet, that he is victimized by his same wont to preserve something that British culture (which Australia also inherited) used to stand for. In short I feel for him, but I find Jeremy Clarkson to be a hothead that will probably have a broken glass shoved into his face one day at a country pub, LOL (I hope not though).

    • Agree in the main but it is interesting that Clarkson fell out with the BBC which leads our cultural neutralisation in this country. Interesting because Clarkson said things many people dared not say or even think. Although he was sacked for punching a BBC employee, I suspect the BBC collectively breathed a sigh of relief to see the back of his anti-PC, pro-car programme.

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