This had led to Free Speech Union starting a petition to have him remain as the host. At the time of writing, the petition has over 35,000 signatures. In a tweet, Free Speech Union said “Please sign and re-tweet this petition urging ITV not to cancel Jeremy Clarkson.”
“If people make mistakes and then apologise for them, we should give them the benefit of the doubt, not seek to destroy their livelihoods and turn them into social pariahs.”
Daniel Mcneil, The Scotsman, 23rd January 2023.