Jeremy Clarkson has hit out at the local authorities in a video on social media, which also asks to see the Government “prioritising farming”.

The star of Clarkson’s Farm posted the video on his Twitter account this morning (June 13), that he captioned: "I sent this to Number 10 recently."

In the video, Mr Clarkson said: “Hi, I am Jeremy Clarkson and in the next parliament I would like to see the Government prioritising farming.

“We have been asked to diversify and when we try to do that the local authorities tell us we can’t.

“That needs addressing.”

Mr Clarkson is well-known for his outspoken opinions on farming and agriculture.

In January, West Oxfordshire District Council’s planning sub-committee declined his plans to open a restaurant at Diddly Squat Farm, the location of his show Clarkson’s Farm.

He called the decision a “very bad day for farming” and said he was “very” frustrated by the refusal.


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