to which Clarkson replied that then you’d just go back to sleep.
Clarkson is very entertaining, and indeed quite unPC—in a celebrity interview he told Jay Leno that Barack Obama chose his name from Scrabble tiles.
Ironic footnote: What about the Mastretta, the new Mexican sports car that provoked this whole frenzy? Well, all the publicity actually helped promote it, increasing visitors to its website from 400 daily to almost 40,000. The company is taking orders in England and is preparing to use it as its distribution center to Europe.
Mastretta—and Mexico—should be saying “Gracias, Top Gear!”
UPDATE — Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson on immigration (excerpt):
The Labour Party say that immigration is good for Britain and morally the right policy to pursue.
This may be so. But those who put them in power, emphatically, do not think this way.
We are all tribal. We like being in a group and we distrust outsiders.
We have our family unit, our bunch of friends, the town where we live, the football club we support, and, especially if we are Scottish, the country of which we are proud.
The big-hearted, liberal-thinking chaps and chapesses who advise Brown and his gang of fiddlers may think this is backward and pre-historic.
They think tribalism could even be dangerous. And again, they may be right.
But you wouldn’t allow Man United’s fans to sit among the Barca boys in a stadium because it would end in a fight.
And if you let half of Africa come to Britain — no matter how morally correct this may be – you’re going to wind people up and gift the BNP your seat.
Then we’ll see how tolerant these champagne socialists are.
When they go to work and find themselves sitting next to a Nazi.