Jeremy Clarkson, who recently said ‘normal people eat meat,’ has branded the Covid scientists ‘communists’.
In an interview with Radio Times, the 61-year-old let rip on the Sage experts for their attitude towards the pandemic.
He said: “When it [Covid] started, I read up on pandemics and they tend to be four years long.
“I think the politicians should sometimes tell those communists at Sage to get back in their box. Let’s just all go through life with our fingers crossed and a smile on our faces.
“I can see Boris doesn’t want to open it up and shut us back down again. But if it’s going to be four years … and who knows, it could be 40 years.
“Or it could be forever. ‘Well, if it’s going to be forever, let’s open it up and if you die, you die’.”
Previously, the former Top Gear star has said that he’d rather have Covid-19 than let Brexit happen.
Having spent time on his farm, Clarkson revealed that border problems could interfere with diversifying crops on his land.
He explained: “I have come face to face with a major downside of leaving the EU and on balance, I’d rather have Covid.”
The Grand Tour host then explained that he’s trying to grow Durum wheat. This is used in many popular food products, including flatbread and pasta.
But he’s found that he can only order the seeds from Rhône Valley in France. So when they were travelling past a post, they were stopped by Brexit red tape.
Discussing his agriculture plans, he said: “I was feeling very smug.
“I had a new crop that could cope with hot dry weather, and it would make flour that’s jolly popular with those who enjoy a doner kebab after a pint. That’s a double top.
“As you can’t easily buy durum seed in Britain, I placed my order, through a complicated chain of middlemen, with a French seed breeder in the Rhône Valley. And very soon, three tonnes of the stuff arrived in Calais, where it got stuck in a jungle of red tape.
“The French customs said it would not be released until they were given the consignment’s EORI number, and no one on this side of the channel had the first clue what that was.
“And there was no point asking the French for clarification because all you get is the Gallic shrug, a universally recognised symbol of complete uninterest. Tinged with a hint of ‘Well, you shouldn’t have left the EU, should you’.”
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