Plug pulled on Irish Sea bridge dream

Billy69_uk

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Maybe the money spunked up on track and trace could have built Boris's skybridge to the Emerald isle?

The Treasury has reportedly stamped down on any more talk of a fixed link across the Irish Sea.​

Been pulled
The Financial Times reports today that the prime minister’s aspirations for a tunnel or bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland had “fallen victim to a crackdown” as the Treasury struggles to control public finances.
The prime minister had previously instructed Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy to consider the idea of an Irish Sea link in his review of the UK transport infrastructure.
However, a government official has briefed the FT that the £15bn+ project was “dead, at least for now”.
Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s former chief adviser, described it in July as “the world’s most stupid tunnel”.
According to the Office for National Statistics, public sector net debt was £2,216 billion at the end of July 2021 or around 98.8% of GDP, the highest ratio since the 99.5% recorded in March 1962.
 

Liamo

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Maybe the money spunked up on track and trace could have built Boris's skybridge to the Emerald isle?
There are other things it could have been used for, but it would probably have been a better use of the funds, for me. They actually could have built two bridges for the money they wasted.
 

Mr_Fridge

Well-known member
Maybe the money spunked up on track and trace could have built Boris's skybridge to the Emerald isle?

The Treasury has reportedly stamped down on any more talk of a fixed link across the Irish Sea.​

Been pulled
The Financial Times reports today that the prime minister’s aspirations for a tunnel or bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland had “fallen victim to a crackdown” as the Treasury struggles to control public finances.
The prime minister had previously instructed Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy to consider the idea of an Irish Sea link in his review of the UK transport infrastructure.
However, a government official has briefed the FT that the £15bn+ project was “dead, at least for now”.
Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s former chief adviser, described it in July as “the world’s most stupid tunnel”.
According to the Office for National Statistics, public sector net debt was £2,216 billion at the end of July 2021 or around 98.8% of GDP, the highest ratio since the 99.5% recorded in March 1962.
That + sign after the £15bn is doing a lot of heavy lifting there.
 
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