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They take the cash but they can't take a joke

The younger generation take note: 'generous' is not the same as 'soft', says Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 04/12/2011 | 05:00

CONFIRMATION that the present generation has gone softer than ice cream in a microwave came last week with calls for Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked from the BBC for suggesting that striking public sector workers in the UK should be executed in front of their families.

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Trade unions actually said that their workers were scared by the Top Gear presenter's remarks. They should get out more, it'd do their nerves a power of good.

They also claimed small children could have been frightened. Really? I told my kids what Clarkson had said, and they laughed, recognising at once that it was a joke. Had they been watching, his humorous intent would have been even more obvious.

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