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

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?

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 the...

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