Unison calls for sacking of Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

A spokeswoman for the trade union, Unison, has called for Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked after remarks he made about those involved in Wednesday's pensions dispute.

Speaking on the BBC's The One Show, Mr Clarkson had said about the strikers: "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families."

Unison's Karen Jennings said the remarks amounted to ''incitement to hatred,'' adding that legal advice was now being taken.

The BBC has apologised for the comments.