Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Jeremy Clarkson to stand against Nick Clegg?

The Pink News conference blog reports an intriguing rumour circulating at the Tory Conference in Birmingham:

a rumour was running ... round the room like wildfire. Nothing as exciting as a resignation, unfortunately.

Just the frankly bonkers idea that Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear presenter who is some sort of god to middle aged heterosexual men, will be standing as a candidate for the Tories. Against Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg.

Wiser heads pointed out that Mr Clarkson's stance on the environment is unlikely to endear him to the Tory leader.

No, I don't believe it either. But it is worth noting, as Lib Dem Voice has, that Cameron's commitment to green policies has been played down of late.


Anonymous said...

Clarkson is entertaining, but I wouldn't vote for him, even against Clegg.

Anonymous said...

and as some have commented elsewhere I doubt his views would endear him to the people of Sheffield Hallam.

The constituency is full of environmentalists, ramblers, academics and public sector employees - the very people he is supposed to dislike.

But then I am biased.

Anonymous said...

He lives in the CI's can he stand on the mainland?