The former BBC presenter has lashed out at the trans community, including the parents of trans children and trans prisoners.

Jeremy Clarkson has attacked the trans community in his latest column for The Sunday Times – claiming the issues facing transgender people have been over exaggerated.

He begins the diatribe by claiming left-wing activists “have decided that we must now all turn our attention to the plight of people who want to change their name from Stan to Loretta.

“As far as I was concerned, men who want to be women were only really to be found on the internet or in the seedier bits of Bangkok,” he continues.

“They were called lady boys, and in my mind they were nothing more than the punchline in a stag night anecdote.”

Clarkson – who was sacked by the BBC last year – goes on to claim that he has joked about the issue with an NHS doctor, before slamming the parents of a trans child for “indulging their whims.”

“I wanted to seek them out and explain that they were free to live a lunatic life, they must not – and I was going to emphasise this with spittle -, be allowed to poison the mind of a child.”

“It’s what kids do: dream impossible dreams,” he argues.

“You don’t actually take them seriously. You don’t take them to a hospital when they’re 10 and say, “He wants to be a girl, so can you lop his todger off?”

“Because what’s going to happen five years later when he’s decided that being a man isn’t so bad after all and he’s in the showers at the rugby club?”

He later takes the opportunity to lambaste a group of nine male prisoners in the Isle of Wight – who he claims are pretending to be trans so “they get a bit of make-up and some breasts to play with.

“They are then transferred to a women’s prison, where they can spend the rest of their lives being a lesbian. It’s every man’s dream.”

“I was told there are 650,000 people living in Britain today with some kind of gender ‘issue’. Well, I just sat there shaking my head, because the simple fact is: there aren’t.

However, although he is seemingly opposed to the mere idea of the trans community, Clarkson adds that it must be “absolutely awful” for those “living in the wrong body”, before lending his support to the idea of a third gender.