In a video released on YouTube, the pair have surprisingly backed the Remain campaign – arguing that a Brexit following this Thursday’s vote would have a negative impact on their new show, The Grand Tour, reports International Business Times.
It annoys me actually, I’ll be honest, because I want to Remain in Europe but that means agreeing with him.
Yeah, this is very uncharacteristic. We’ve had to put aside the normal policy of our TV show and our relationship and agree on something apart from ‘the Ford Mondeo is a good car’.Basically, Clarkson says that if the UK were to leave the EU, The Grand Tour team would face a lot of difficulties when trying to test cars on the continent.
If we weren’t in Europe we’d have to get a carnet made every single time we wanted to go to one of these [EU] countries and that would take, well, a hundred years.
In a recent interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, 83-year-old actor, Sir Michael Caine said:
[The EU] is a government by proxy over everybody, who has now got carried away. Unless there’s some extremely significant changes, we should get out.
Other prominent endorsements have come from vacuum king Sir James Dyson (Leave) and hot air balloon enthusiast Sir Richard Branson (Remain).
The latest polls have showed a small swing towards Remain, with an online survey from YouGov showing Remain on 44 per cent and Leave on 43 per cent.
It’s going to be close!