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"Fair and Unbiased"

So, Top Gear's man of mystery, the Stig, has unmasked himself in order to sell his book. The BBC is objecting to the publication of the book on the grounds that it breaches contractual and confidentiality agreements.

HarperCollins, the would-be publishers of the book, have issued a press release in which they say that they "are disappointed that the BBC has chosen to spend licence fee payers' money to suppress this book".

Remind me again who owns HarperCollins, and why they might want to make political capital at the BBC's expense in the run-up to the renegotiation of the BBC charter, and possible abolition of the license fee.

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Absolutely with you here. The fact that Clarkson is thoroughly unpleasant and essentially undoes a lot of good work others do to raise climate awareness is one thing. The whole "backs-against-the-wall-lads" attitude to homosexuality though is just awful. The episode where that dance teacher guy was on was cringe worthy and I have no idea why he lent himself to it.

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