The BBC issued an apology for people who may have been offended by his comments on The One Show last night. Apparently he said that 'the striking public sector workers should be shot, executed in front of their families', and that they had 'guilt egded pensions, whilst the rest of us had to work for a living'. Those aren't the exact words but pretty close. I find it bizzare that a guy who: 1) Earns more in a couple of months than a public sector worker gets in a lifetime of pension payments should feel the need to call into question the value of their pensions, let alone that he thinks they should be shot for striking to defend them. and 2) Fronts a program that is slightly less intellectually stimulating than Play School should describe what he does as 'work' and try to compare it favourably to the real work done by millions in the public sector, who contribute to his inflated salary through their TV licence fee. On the way back from visiting my mother I stopped at a road side cafe for a bite of lunch. They played the clip on the radio followed by some guy defending what he said as 'a joke'. There was no laughing in the cafe, just some guy saying "he's only saying what the rest of us are thinking".