Auto journalist Jeremy Clarkson
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Influential Auto Broadcaster Says He Would Execute Striking Workers

One of the most influential broadcasters in the automotive industry Jeremy Clarkson, best known for his role in BBC TV Show Top Gear, says he would "execute" striking workers "in front of their families."

Speaking to BBC's The One Show, Clarkson literally said "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families." The auto journalist made his remarks referring to the British public workers, who strike on mass protesting government's austerity measures. The crowd, sitting in the show room, just laughed and surprisingly no one found comments like these outrageous.

The British Government, in response to its massive debt, has proposed spending cuts, known as austerity measures to reform the pension system and lower government expenses. Many in UK do not approve the strikes, but does this give the right to such a known influential public broadcaster to make such over-the-top remarks?

I mean what is this, an attempt to prevent the falling popularity or an unprecedented distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others.

Indeed, it is easy for the rich and famous to make such comments toward workers who barely make ends meet. According to Daily Star's Nigel Pauley, Jeremy Clarkson makes £2million a year. That's about 3.14 million U.S. dollars a year, when converted. According to Celebrity Networth Clarkson's net worth is estimated at 4.5 million U.S. Dollars.

No wonder this rich automotive journalist has such a lowly look on public workers.

One thing is for sure. Jeremy Clarkson's twitter following went up. Today he is already on the cover of number of British newspapers, and so will be tomorrow.

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Disgusting and ignorant remark.