Jeremy Clarkson, 60, has hit out at members of Conservative opposition, as he believes when a public enquiry begins into the coronavirus death toll, they will wonder why so many people “died of Covid-19”. The former Top Gear host says the “left” could look to place “blame” on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s shoulders for the outcome of the pandemic, as he gets a “sense” they are circling like “hyenas” ready to pounce when opportunity strikes.
He shared in his The Sunday Times column: “One day soon, when we are all on a beach drinking wine and eating cheese, there will be a public inquiry to establish why so many people in Britain died of Covid-19.
“And it’ll be a complete waste of time and money, because, after many years of huffing and puffing and some am-dram mock incredulity from the panel, all of the blame will be landed with a big fat wallop on the shoulders of Boris Johnson.
“You can already sense the hyenas of the left, circling and gurgling, aroused by the bloodbath to come.
“For months now we’ve been listening to their questions in press conferences, and they’re not really questions at all,” he added.
Jeremy claimed many of the questions asked to Mr Johnson during conferences are simply unanswerable, as some have tried to infer he is “Britain’s biggest serial killer”.
The former Top Gear star also admitted the PM could have “played a better game” in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, he has only come to that conclusion through “hindsight”.
In the future, Jeremy believes Mr Johnson could make different decisions after now having had experience dealing with a global pandemic.
He continued: “No one knew, back then, what to do and what would be for the best.
Jeremy compared Mr Johnson’s initial “dithering” to “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher’s stern leadership which began in 1979.
The presenter previously revealed he had been closely watching a BBC documentary on the first-ever female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
He wrote in The Sun: “As I watched, I couldn’t help thinking that the country could do with that kind of iron-willed leadership now.”
The former Top Gear host went on to discuss how Mrs Thatcher was undeterred from her political duties, despite being at great risk of dying in the 1984 Brighton explosion.
“I can’t imagine a woman like that would have been laid low by COVID-19,” he added, in reference to Mr Johnson’s battle with the virus.
Jeremy continued: “Would she have allowed planes to land and the Cheltenham Gold Cup to go ahead? Not a chance.
“And would she be dithering now, coming up with all sorts of damn fool rules about barbecues and whether your hairdresser is allowed to talk to you? Again, no.”
“Today, everyone cares about what’s being said about them on social media and on the TV news. Thatcher didn’t.”