It’s some of the divisive topics in British historical past, however Jeremy Clarkson reckons he might need lastly labored out why Brexit occurred – and it’s not what you would possibly suppose.
Jeremy and co-presenters James Might and Richard Hammond have been the primary to drive on the world’s costliest street 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 street 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 have been the primary individuals ever to drive on it,’ Jeremy mentioned in regards to the street. ‘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 suppose “Oh for heaven’s sake, no surprise Brexit gained once we’re spunking this a lot cash on a totally pointless vainness mission on the opposite facet of the world”.
Jeremy Clarkson says it’s ‘no surprise Brexit gained’ when discussing the world’s costliest street (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 street that may join Saint-Denis, the capital metropolis, with La Possession, for a price of greater than 2 billion euros, 2018/10/24. (Photograph by: Andia/Common Photos Group by way of Getty Photos)
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Jeremy did nonetheless recognise the street which runs arond the size of the island as an unimaginable architectural achievement.
‘It’s a improbable factor to see,’ he mentioned. ‘David Attenborough reveals some very extraordinary issues, however this street is up there. Man did that, man might be pleased with that.
‘It does really feel barely like there might need been a neater resolution by way of fixing the prevailing roads, doesn’t it? Nicely, sure however that’s the EU. They only need to preserve everybody candy. Whereas politically it was an idiotic factor to do, from an engineering standpoint it’s simply fabulous.’
The boys are again on the street this 12 months (Image: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Photos)
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 12 months for the reason that final episode of the present was launched, and Jeremy Clarkson beforehand admitted he was as irritated as followers in regards to the delay.
After one social media claimed they have 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.