Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has called for the BBC to sack Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson over the use of the N-word.
The shadow culture secretary said anybody who used the word "in whatever context" should have no place at the broadcaster.
Anybody who uses the N-word in public or private in whatever context has no place in the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Her intervention came after Education Secretary Michael Gove urged the corporation not to axe Clarkson.
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