Monday August 10, 2020

Don’t knock the bridge because you don’t like the builder

The proposal to link Northern Ireland to Scotland via a bridge has been greeted with scepticism, but then great projects usually are

16th February, 2020
The Öresund Bridge linking Sweden to Denmark; a bridge to link Northern Ireland and Scotland would be a cheaper way to transport freight traffic. Picture: Getty

"Froggy! Froggy! Froggy! Out! Out! Out!" chanted the demonstrators who crowded around François Mitterrand’s Rolls-Royce, some 34 years ago this week. It was 1986 and the French president was in the historic English cathedral city of Canterbury to sign the Channel Tunnel Treaty with the then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

It is fair to say that the proposed 31-mile tunnel linking Britain and France, touted as the first land link with the...

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