The Tories have slammed a humourous YouTube clip made by Downing Street in response to a petition calling for Jeremy Clarkson to be made Prime Minister.

The YouTube reply has been called a waste of taxpayers’ money by the Conservatives.

The 55-second clip was created after nearly 50,000 people backed a call for Top Gear presenter Jeremy to be made PM.

Posted on Downing Street’s YouTube site, it thanks everyone who signed the online petition, and says officials have ‘thought long and hard’ about the suggestion.

A Conservative Party spokesman insisted the Government had become ‘detached’ from reality.
“While the British public is having to tighten its belts, the Government is spending taxpayers’ money on a completely frivolous project,” he said. “This shows how detached the Labour Party has become from the concerns of the British people.”

But a Downing Street spokesman stressed the film was a joke, and had not cost any extra money to make. “It was a pretty light-hearted petition, so we gave it a light-hearted answer. A member of staff put it together in a spare half-hour.”

CLICK below to watch the Government’s YouTube response to the Clarkson for PM petition.