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If it’s that bad now, what is it going to be like when the Olympics are on!
Why would you go there?
The BBC Top Gear presenter claimed that the long delays at Heathrow border control were because immigration officials were no longer allowed to use their discretion to wave certain passengers through.
He said: “Nobody is waved through any more. The result is plain for all to see. There’s a two-hour wait.
“And the problem is: the only possible solution is to introduce a bit of racism.”
He added: “Nobody likes a racist. Nobody likes prejudice. It has no place at work, at play, or in government.
“But at Heathrow airport? Hmmm.”
Clarkson, who is now notorious for his provocative comments, used his Sun newspaper column to wade into the controversy over passengers facing queues of up to three hours at Heathrow.
He claimed that liberal attitudes prevented officials targeting only passengers deemed “high risk”.
“You can’t get that sort of thing past the bleeding-heart liberals. They believe that … a hook-handed imam with fire in his heart and hatred in his eyes is just as likely to whip up anti-western sentiment as Joanna Lumley.”
A spokesman for the Public and Commercial Services Union, which represents Border Force workers, said: “Clarkson is an idiot.”
Clarkson, 52, has a long record of making controversial remarks. He provoked a wave of complaints last November when he jokingly suggested on BBC’s The One Show that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.
Many of his most provocative comments have been about other nationalities.
In February 2011 the BBC apologised to the Mexican ambassador over comments Clarkson and fellow Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May made about Mexicans.
Hammond joked that Mexican cars reflected national characteristics, saying they were “a lazy, feckless, flatulent oaf with a moustache, leaning against a fence asleep”.
Clarkson suggested they would receive no repercussions over the remarks because “at the Mexican embassy, the ambassador is going to be sitting there with a remote control like this [snores]. They won’t complain, it’s fine.”
The Mexican government promptly complained.
In January this year viewers complained to the BBC after Clarkson made a series of controversial remarks about India’s clothing, trains, food and history.
In December 2005 he gave a Nazi salute during a segment about German company BMW during an episode of Top Gear and suggested that one of its cars would have a satnav that “only goes to Poland”.
In February 2009 he called Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister, a “one-eyed Scottish idiot.”
On Wednesday BAA, Heathrow’s operator, released figures showing the Border Force at the airport failed to meet its own performance targets nearly every day last month.
Non-EEA passengers, who should have spent no longer than 45 minutes waiting to clear immigration formalities, faced bigger queues on 21 days out of the 30.