27 NOVEMBER 2017
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Chancellor Hammond didn’t have much to cheer the industry in his Budget but he did win praise from some quarters for injecting some humour into the proceedings.
His second-best effort after Theresa May’s cough sweets touched on driverless cars at the expense of former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, whose co-presenters were Richard Hammond and James May.
Hammond said he knew Clarkson did not like the idea: “But there are many other good reasons to pursue this. So today we step up our support for it. Sorry Jeremy, but definitely not the first time you’ve been snubbed by Hammond and May.”
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