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The BBC should be forced to sack Jeremy Clarkson

Submitted on Friday 2nd December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

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The BBC should be forced to sack Jeremy Clarkson

Additional Information

The BBC has received more than 23,000 complaints over Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's remarks that striking public sector workers should be shot.

Clarkson was censured with his comments on The One Show and trade union Unison called for him to be sacked.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

This is a matter for the BBC.

. It is a long-standing principle that the Government does not interfere in programme matters, either on arrangements for scheduling or on content. It is important to maintain the principle of freedom of expression which political interference could undermine.

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