Jeremy Clarkson has proposed the government should scrap the NHS to save money.
The 62-year-old former Top Gear presenter wrote in his column for The Sunday Times newspaper that he believes the best policy to save the UK economy is not to tax more but spend less – by getting rid of the National Health Service.
Clarkson said: “To solve the economy what we need to do is make sensible cuts in all government departments, cutting their staffing levels by, say, half. And then, rather than reducing them still further to the point where they don’t work at all, we get rid of one entire department altogether.”
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He went on: “Many people are now saying that we should rid the country of the monarchy because this ancient institution is no longer relevant. I respect that point of view, and I hope they respect mine when I suggest the department that has to go is the NHS.”
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host was responding to new Prime Minister Liz Truss’s latest budget announcements.
Clarkson said: “The truth is that the economy is un-understandable, and completely un-runnable… which means it’s all guesswork, and anyone can do that.”
The Clarkson’s Farm star added: “We are all paying enough tax as it is, and it’s not enough to pay the bills. So we need another solution. Which isn’t printing more money, because, for reasons no one understands, that makes inflation worse.”
Clarkson is said to have a net worth of £55.8 million.
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