A bridge too far?: Johnson is 'out of his depth' with Northern bridge idea

Boris Johnson has asked British civil servants to examine the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and the North - a distance of at least 19 kilometres, over very deep water. Is this achievable, or is it pure lunacy?

15th September, 2019
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The origin story of the Giant’s Causeway begins with two mythical giants, Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Benandonner, goading each other from across the North Sea. As the taunting escalates into a confrontation, Fionn builds a causeway across the channel from Antrim to Scotland. But upon seeing how much bigger Benandonner is than he is, he hides, disguising himself as a baby.

Seeing the baby, Benandonner presumes it is Fionn’s child, and panics at...

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