The last couple of years have been difficult for the Clarkson’s Farm presenter as he has tried to get a return on his investment in his farm. Documented by the Amazon Prime Show, fans watched as a full year of work returned him only three-figures of profit.
Being told by the government to “diversify”, Clarkson created his Diddly Squat Farm Shop, which sells his own and local produce from the surrounding area. This has been incredibly popular with fans of him and the show, but this resulted in the area’s locals complaining about the increased traffic and footfall.
So, in order to combat these complaints, Jeremy set out to extend and solidify his car park, while also turning a lambing shed into a small restaurant in a hope to further diversify. This, as expected, was rejected by the local council after several complaints were made from locals.
He sent the following video to the government, pleading for changes to be made:
“Hi, I’m Jeremy Clarkson and in the next parliament, I’d like to see the government prioritising farming.
“We’ve been asked to diversify and when we try to do that, the local authorities tell us we can’t, that needs addressing.”
Only moments later, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson, replied from a farm while wearing a high-vis jacket.
He said the following:
“Hi, Jeremy, it’s Boris here. I hope very much that you’ve had a chance to have a look at our food strategy. And a lot of that is about backing, British farming, backing our own domestic food production, eating more of what we grow here, and of course are growing much more of what we, we can do it.
“What we wanna do is back farmers in all sorts of ways, particularly making sure they have the access to the labor they need, but also supporting them when it comes to things like their fuel costs, their fertilizer costs, but supporting them more so with innovation and we’re putting a lot of money into new technology.
“I’ve just been looking at a machine that can plant 150,000 cabbages. Jeremy, every day, but what we wanna do, particularly for farmers, and I know that you care about this a lot, is ensure that we say that when farmers want to develop their property, when they want to turn a barn into a bistro or whatever you want to do that we make sure that computer does not say no.
“And we help them, help farmers to make most crops, and make the most of their land as well.”
Jeremy retweeted the video, saying:
” Excellent news. Let’s hope the district councils and the silly red trouser people now back down. Britain needs food grown in Britain.”
Moments later, he added: “You can live without heat and clothing and even s*x. But you cannot live without food. Please support British farming.”