Too much sentiment, not enough sense

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TELEVISION personality Jeremy Clarkson recently said he would like to shoot strikers and declared that suicides who jumped in front of trains were selfish.

These imprudent observations were retracted, as is now mandatory, and abjectly apologised for.

Whether it is ill-judged, crass or merely tongue in cheek, no public figure – especially a politician – may let slip an opinion not previously tailored to suit the lowest common denominator of public opinion.

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This might be safe, but it is mawkishly insincere.

Whose side are they on?

WHATEVER Europe does to dig itself and the euro out of the black pit engulfing them, it is always insufficient for the ratings agencies.


Solutions are met with the financial equivalent of a sneer. In fact it is surprising that Standard & Poor’s et al have not yet attempted to join forces with the markets and run the whole show themselves.

Or is that already happening?

Third time unlucky


EUROPE and America’s precarious finances have obliged them to put many problems on the backburner.

But Iran is simmering away and in the US and the UK hawks are making bellicose noises despite Iraq and Afghanistan.

Voters will not be consulted, although most would urge their leaders to plough money into their economies, not an armed conflict doomed to unleash more than was bargained for.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Well said, he’s a big bag of hot air, but where are the EWN lot themselves when it comes to answering to the views of the public, I don’t see any of them on here at all.

  2. I was very disappointed with the EWN recently which is a paper that boasts how it cares for its community
    If that is the case why did none of your usual very vocal writers or even owners comment on the crass comments made by that overgrown overpaid over rated wannabe one of the lads Clarkson.
    When the Costa del Sol was ablaze with people losing their lives,homes,treasured family pets,photos indeed everything in life we value.
    He belittled the tragedy that occurred in our community by stating in his column in the Sun newspaper how the countryside of Marbella was now the same colour orange as the faces of the local ex pat community.
    How insensitive can one person be and how apathetic are you not to retaliate?
    What comes first the love and pride of the area you live in or your desire to be liked perhaps even interviewed by the monetary rich but intelligence poor celebrities of no talent
    You should be ashamed of yourself for not petitioning both him and the newspaper for an apology.
    A lot of people re still suffering the consequences of those terrible fires
    Where is your Dunkirk spirit?
    From a very disappointed reader

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