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By Nick Collins
Published: 8:26AM BST 03 Aug 2010

Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear presenter, has become embroiled in a row with disability campaigners after using the term “special needs” to describe a car.

His comments came during an episode of the BBC Two show broadcast on Sunday when he compared two Ferraris to each other, arguing that the new model made its forerunner look like a “simpleton”.

The older car, the 430 Speciale, ought to be rebranded the “430 Speciale Needs”, he concluded, to the horror of some viewers.

Last year the presenter was forced to apologise for offending the Scottish and the disabled after referring to Gordon Brown, then the prime minister, as a “one-eyed Scottish idiot”.

Clarkson said at the time: “I have nothing against the Scottish and of course I regret making any remark that might have upset the disabled.

“But the idiot bit – there is no chance I’ll apologise for that.”

Read in Full:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7923681/Jeremy-Clarkson-in-special-needs-row.html



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