It is not often that the people of this country can look up to one of it's subjects with such pride as they do now to a truly Great Briton - Jeremy Clarkson, TV presenter, free thinker and winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Clarkson has proven himself so much more than the presenter of BBC's cycling show "Top Gear", and is known as much for his tireless campaigning for environmental issues as his love of bicycles. After his co-host, Richard Hammond, was badly injured in a freak accident while trying to break the Land Speed Record on a Penny Farthing, Jeremy has devoted the majority of his free time to ecological charities and climate science research.
However it is his recent speeches on global harmony that have truly captured the spirit and admiration of the world. His calm, yet passionate, plea for peoples of all creeds and colours, races and nationalities to live as one has struck a chord deep within us all. Who can fail to be moved by his recent comments about the people of Mexico, and how the desperately poor people of that country have refused to give up their dignity, and how in even the darkest of places, there is something deep within the human soul that can always be admired. There are lessons for us all, not just in what Clarkson is teaching us all about ourselves, but also in his humility, in his refusal to accept that he is in any way better than the average man.
Today Jeremy Clarkson received his Nobel Peace Prize, and even though the ceremony was slightly marred by the absence of the Mexican Ambassador, who had overslept and missed the opportunity to present the award in person (the award was instead presented by the Duke of Edinburgh), we all hope that Jeremy can finally feel that we all believe the world is a better, and friendlier, place because of his sterling efforts.