There’s already one Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, but if Boris Johnson’s latest unlikely wheeze comes to fruition, its windswept coastline may one day be home to a second. In a bold, and some might say foolish, example of blue-sky thinking, the Prime Minister has asked officials at the Department for Transport to produce a ‘factual paper’ on the feasibility of building a bridge across the Irish Sea. His big idea? To connect the outskirts of Belfast with Scotland’s mainland, offering the world a symbol of his forward-thinking nation’s economic vitality in the process. Boris Johnson has asked officials at the Department for Transport to produce a ‘factual paper’ on the feasibility of building a bridge across the Irish Sea This grand feat of engineering, dubbed the ‘Brexit Bridge’, will span up to 28 miles and according to current estimates cost anything from £15 billion to £20 billion. It’s also an immense technical challenge. Critics, including one eminent engineer, have declared the chances of its proceeding without a hitch as ‘about as fanciful as building a bridge to the Moon’. According to leaked briefing papers obtained by Channel 4, civil servants have nonetheless been told that the PM wants a… Read full this story
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