Jeremy Clarkson has said that people in the UK are “not paying enough for their food” amid the cost of living crisis.
His 62-year-old broadcaster bought a farm in Oxfordshire in 2008 run by a local but after he retired in 2019 Clarkson decided to see if he could run it himself. .
His efforts have been documented for the Amazon Prime television series Clarkson’s Farm, which has won critical acclaim for its cinematography along with its lovely staff who aren’t afraid to tell the TV host model when he is useless, and outline the difficulties that farm workers face during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The series’ success has seen visitors flock to the Diddly Squat farm store to purchase products such as Beef Juice, Canola Oil, Chili Sauce and Jam.
Appearing on The News Agents podcast, Clarkson told presenters Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel that he believes food prices should double what they are now.
“People are simply not paying enough for their food,” he said. One thing the government will never say ‘oh, you have to pay more for your food, you don’t pay enough’.”
Maitlis, who joined the BBC in 2001 and presented Newsnight from 2006 until earlier this year, said: “So Jeremy Clarkson says prices should go up?”
Clarkson replied, “Yes, they should. They should double what they are, you know, go out and do stuff like that.
His comments come after Dave Ramsden, deputy governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech on Thursday about the uncertain and unpredictable UK economy at the Bank of England Watchers’ Conference.
He said he was “deeply aware” that the rate hike was adding to the hardship millions of households and businesses face during the cost of living crisis.
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Clarkson’s full interview will be available on The News Agents podcast tonight on Global Player.
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