So the mighty Jeremy Clarkson, self proclaimed voice of the people, has felt fit to make pronouncements on British politics whilst Down Under.
Seriously, do you think if we start a petition we could get the Aussies to keep him?
The fact of the matter is that he is an arrogant opinionated boor who basks in his self-importance and pontificates on matters of which he has very little understanding. And that's just his car writing!
It's not really because he insulted Gordon Brown - we are a democracy and he is within his rights to do so. It's more the depressing fact that he is somehow viewed as being a representative of the UK, a pseudo-ambassador whose words carry some sort of importance, rather than a TV presenter and 'reporter' - one so clever that by publishing his bank details in his column in an attempt to make a point he cost himself money.
I'm biased I admit - I don't watch the programme and if I'm being honest I think Boris Johnson is a better writer about motor vehicles. However, it is a shame that he is somehow held up as a role model for the UK and a reflection of the zeitgeist of the nation.
I suppose it's probably more the case that I'm the one out of touch - after all the petition wanted him to be made PM!