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Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

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Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/nov/13/jeremy-clarkson-bbc-sued-racial-discrimination-top-gear...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34809758
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The Top Gear producer verbally and physically attacked by Jeremy Clarkson is suing the BBC and the former presenter of the BBC2 motoring show for more than £100,000 for racial discrimination and personal injury.
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Damages in employment tribunal cases are normally capped at about £80,000, but in cases of discrimination, successful complainants can succeed in securing claims of more than £100,000.

Now I am not supporting what Clarkson did but this is another case where Racial Discrimination has sod all to do with it
I assume that Clarkson didn't just call him a blankety blank so and so but an Irish blankety blank so and so
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

Whatever happened to the days when such things were met with an "Oh shut up!" response? Oh, yeah, the merkins managed to wipe that out with their litigation-driven society that spilled over to here... Roll eyes
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

I wonder whether the producer will be working now the Ginger Wonder is the driving force behind the old Show. Perhaps he needs the bullion.
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

I'm glad they finally got rid of that rubbish programme with that offensive Clarkson.

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It'll be back with the trio, just not on the PCBBC... Grin
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

That's OK let it crawl off to Sky or somewhere.

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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

Sky? Clarkson may not be bright, but he's not that stupid... Grin
It'll be an Amazon Prime thing... Grin
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

Possibly be settled out of court with some gagging clause but anything the BBC pays out really means we are paying through the license fee.
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

BBC obviously told  Oisin Tymon he was not getting his " Top Gear "  Bonus payment
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

But why racial? The producer is Irish and they aren't a race. Africans are and so are Chinese because of their specific genetics (whether they live in Africa or China or not), but Irish? Take it to the extreme.... if it was decided that the Irish border was extended to include the UK, those people who live in the UK don't suddenly change their racial make up.
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But why racial? The producer is Irish and they aren't a race

They are a race, they're the Human race, just as you, I, Africans, Chinese and whatever other people on this planet are... Grin
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

Exactly! But who's winning that particular race?  Cheesy
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The lawyers pushing people into suing others on such faulted claims... Grin
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Re: Clarkson and BBC sued for personal injury and racial discrimination

Now if the lawyers were a race I would think there would be some justified prejudice against them.
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Well, I suppose lawyers are not human, so, I guess they qualify as another race... Grin