Jeremy Clarkson, the former host of BBC’s auto show “Top Gear” made waves last month for a ruckus involving him and the show’s producer, Oisin Tymon. Clarkson punched Tymon in front of the Simonstone Hall hotel, rendering the latter in need of medical attention.
Clarkson was sacked from “Top Gear,” and a signature campaign of his reinstatement garnered more than 600,000 signatures. But he was never put back on the show, cementing laws against assault cases in place.
This led him to join The Guardian’s project on fossil fuel divestment.
“It was like a pit stop,” Clarkson said in an interview. “One minute I was cruising along in a Porsche Cayman S to Dark Side of the Moon. The next I was in a bloody Prius humming along to Keane.
“If you’d told me a month ago that I would be joining the tree-huggers in their hand-knitted kerb-crawlers I’d probably have punched you.”
He joins Tilda Swinton, Yotam Ottolenghi and Bianca Jagger in calling out big names to “divest from fossil fuels,” The Guardian reported.
The report further mentioned Clarkson’s plans to boost “the campaign by founding a charity to garner support for a 20mph speed limit on most British roads, rising to 45mph on motorways and dual carriageways.”
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