Will NI-GB bridge happen?

Dame_Enda

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Will it happen?



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Boris Johnson has raised the idea of a bridge across the Irish sea between the island of Ireland and Great Britain in the past.

During the debate on the Queen's Speech, DUP MP Ian Paisley (North Antrim) asked if the Prime Minister would build a "Boris bridge" between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.


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No
The Healy-Raes want an off-ramp from the Trans-Irish-Sea Bridge at Killorglin.
 

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No. It won't happen.

1) It's not feasible, in engineering terms. As has been pointed out very clearly by people who do know about that sort of thing. They're called "engineers".

2) There's not going to be the money to throw at it. The UK, by leaving the EU, are merrily cutting down all their magic money trees. Boris has already promised money that doesn't exist to the NHS and to policing. They also have to solve their "challenge" of only producing 50% of the food they consume.
 

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Would the SNP govt in Scotland have a role in this? Where do they stand on this?

He's going to get the Mexicans to pay for it, I suppose.
Or in this case the Brexicans.
 
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No
 

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Your on your own, no way a bridge or a tunnel gets built from the island of Ireland to Britain or France
the cost would be to much , it would be great if it happened but I doubt it .
 

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'Tis foretold in the foretelling. We could demand a Massive Bronze Badger With Clockwork Moving Ears be provided as part of the project on a suitable promontory on the Irish side, maybe up on the hill there by Rosslare Harbour. That way our shopping centre would be packed on our end and the Marks & Spencer on the far end would be deserted.
 

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Won't a bridge make the unionist evacuation easier to the 'mainland' for the likes of Arlene?

With FF in next in the Dail unity is inevitable.
 

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Won't a bridge make the unionist evacuation easier to the 'mainland' for the likes of Arlene?

With FF in next in the Dail unity is inevitable.
Now Dougal,
Small cow close up,
Real cow far away.
 

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No this will not happen. It's pie in the sky nonsense. But it seems to be distracting some people from important issues like how the NHS in NI seems to be in a very bad way. I heard on the BBC this week that there is a four year waiting list for hip/knee operations.

- The bridge would cost too much
- It has problems due to war materials in the sea
- It's a very tricky part of the world to engineer a bridge
- Boris says he's not negative to the idea, so it's the same as Trump's Mexican wall and taxes on avocados. In other words nonsense.
 

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It will never happen because of common sense - it would never recoup its investment, thereby operating at a permanent loss.

It would cost tens of billions to build this link, between a country of 70 odd million, to a country of six million.

The channel tunnel currently connects 70 million to 360 million and still barely breaks even most years.
 

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Would the SNP govt in Scotland have a role in this? Where do they stand on this?
I'd imagine they'd be more concerned about their own recent report revealing independence would bring a 12 billion shortfall in public spending, even with oil revenues.

It's the elephant in the room that's been overlooked after the events of the last week or so, but it is an elephant that is going nowhere.

Finding 12 billion a year for schools, hospitals, welfare and services will certainly be more pressing than a costly vanity project that would never break even.
 

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Wasn't there some equally ridiculous project floated back in the day whereby a huge moat was to be be constructed all the way from
Derry to Newry - and the removed earth would then be used to fill in the Irish Sea between the North and Britain to create a landbridge. ?

Some serious paranoia at work in some quarters.

A high-speed rail link and an upgraded Motorway between Belfast and Dublin would be money far better spent between the 2 largest urban centres in Ireland.
 

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How about a bridge between the Hill Billies . The Northern Ireland Hill Billies and their American Hill Billies .
 

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No. It won't happen.

1) It's not feasible, in engineering terms. As has been pointed out very clearly by people who do know about that sort of thing. They're called "engineers".
Yep, that pretty much sums it up:


Sammy Wilson is still deluding himself though, not just about the bridge, he thinks Boris should build a bridge to help "win back unionism's trust" (Ahh bless) He doesn't seem to realize that Boris has already forgotten who the DUP even are:

 


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