Jeremy Paxman claims snowflakes have 'taken charge' in society

Jeremy Paxman feels ‘snowflakes’ have taken charge.

The former Newsnight presenter opened up in his column for the latest edition of Saga magazine to share his thoughts.

He believes that the elderly are the only people you can make jokes about: ‘They are fair game because they do not bite back.’

‘Just about the only sector of society that is fair game is old people. I know, I have made plenty of jokes about them myself. The jokes have traction because, deep down, oldies feel slightly guilty at their good fortune.’

The 69-year-old also stressed that snowflakes have ‘taken charge’ in various sectors of society.

‘There is an assumption that the word snowflake can only be applied to oversensitive politically correct young people who can take offence at the slightest provocation,’ Paxman revealed.

‘The truth is the snowflakes have taken charge in government departments, in the media, in the universities and anywhere else immune from more pressing anxieties about their existence.’

Jeremy also had quite a bit to say about his former colleagues at the BBC.

The presenter and journalist made reference to a clip aired on his final night of Newsnight, in which he and Boris Johnson can be seen riding a tandem – which the BBC showed as part of a health and safety course to ‘illustrate the possible dangers of something or other.’

‘It shouldn’t have surprised me that the defenceless drones at the state broadcaster are being made to sit through fatuous examples of hazardous behaviour for it is the latest example of the corporate idiocy that can overtake organisations teetering on the brink of irrelevance,’ he revealed.

‘Already every producer who films an interview…has to fill in a hazard assessment form in case someone drowns in verbiage, is savaged by a giraffe or trampled by sensible shoes.’

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