It’s probably the most divisive topics in British historical past, however Jeremy Clarkson reckons he may need lastly labored out why Brexit occurred – and it’s not what you would possibly assume.
Jeremy and co-presenters James Might and Richard Hammond had been the primary to drive on the world’s costliest highway across the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, which he described as ‘vainness mission’ and waste of EU cash.
Réunion is an abroad division of the French Republic, discovered off the coast of Madagascar. The trio drove on the highway which connects the cities of Saint-Denis and La Possession and rises out of the ocean. It price greater than $2 billion (£1.5 billion) to construct.
‘We had been the primary individuals ever to drive on it,’ Jeremy stated concerning the highway. ‘It’s extraordinary you can fly for 13 hours after which land – nonetheless in France, that’s astonishing in itself – after which it’s astonishing to see the EU at work.’
He added: ‘I used to be a Remainer and a fervent believer within the EU and what it stands for, however whenever you see one thing like that you simply simply assume “Oh for heaven’s sake, no surprise Brexit received once we’re spunking this a lot cash on a totally pointless vainness mission on the opposite aspect of the world”.
Jeremy Clarkson says it’s ‘no surprise Brexit received’ when discussing the world’s costliest highway (Image: Getty)
Caption: Reunion Island, aerial view of the development web site of the brand new divided freeway (NRL or ’ Nouvelle route du littoral). A 13-km lengthy coastal highway that may join Saint-Denis, the capital metropolis, with La Possession, for a value of greater than 2 billion euros, 2018/10/24. (Photograph by: Andia/Common Photographs Group through Getty Photographs)
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Jeremy did nonetheless recognise the highway which runs arond the size of the island as an unimaginable architectural achievement.
‘It’s a implausible factor to see,’ he stated. ‘David Attenborough reveals some very extraordinary issues, however this highway is up there. Man did that, man could be pleased with that.
‘It does really feel barely like there may need been a neater resolution when it comes to fixing the present roads, doesn’t it? Nicely, sure however that’s the EU. They only wish to preserve everybody candy. Whereas politically it was an idiotic factor to do, from an engineering perspective it’s simply fabulous.’
The boys are again on the highway this yr (Image: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Photographs)
The trio journey throughout Madagascar within the new particular (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
Jeremy, James and Richard discover the islands of Réunion and Madagascar within the new particular, which has been a very long time coming.
It’s been a yr for the reason that final episode of the present was launched, and Jeremy Clarkson beforehand admitted he was as aggravated as followers concerning the delay.
After one social media claimed they had been ‘type of bored’ ready for the episode, Jeremy replied by saying: ‘Me too.’
The Grand Tour presents: A Large Hunt will launch Friday 18th December on Amazon Prime Video.