This article announcing his ambition actually appeared in June. It was ostensibly triggered by a news assignment that saw the 67-year-old moving in with a "pensioner" and visiting a "care home for dementia patients" for a BBC series.
Of course, we're not surprised that the Beeb is devoting considerable time and resources to profiling the lives and conditions of elderly people. While it could be said that such coverage holds little in the way of unique insights – except that things get increasingly tougher for old people – reporters like Simpson are busily at work supporting a larger agenda.
What's that agenda? Well, it's an increasingly transparent one at this point and has to do with the power elite's campaign to create conditions under which the elderly will be mercifully euthanized once they are no longer useful to society.
Simpson, of course, won't come out and explain it this way, though there is almost no doubt he harbors such sentiments. The BBC is an instrument of public policy and such policy in Britain is determined by those elites that have been trying to instigate ritual killing of the elderly for decades.