Top Gear is extremely lucrative for the BBC. Despite this, the BBC has gone ahead and refused to renew his contract. YES - THE BBC HAVE ACTED AGAINST THE BULLY!
At the University of Newcastle, a staff member can abuse another member of staff or a student.
- What happens to the bully? Promotion, awards, support of colleagues.
- What happens to the bullying target? Harassed further by other members of staff up the chain and ends up probably without a job, possibly gagged by the University, in poor mental and physical health and unable to work or continue their studies.
- Does it make a difference that Clarkson abused the producer in public?
- Does it make a difference that physically abused the producer?
Physical abuse, which does not often happen in the rarefied academic atmosphere of the University of Newcastle, is totally unacceptable.
However, the type of bullying favoured by the University is exclusion, isolation and ostracism - research shows that this has a more negative effect on the target than verbal or physical bullying.
The University of Newcastle LOVES rankings - where would it rank in the NOT-ACTING-AGAINST-BULLYING rankings????