Boris Johnson: 'Very good' bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland 'would only cost £15bn'

Boris Johnson has stated a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland can be “very good” and would cost round £15 billion.

The Prime Minister revealed his ideas on the venture to London schoolchildren, throughout a go to to the river Thames to mark International Shipping Week.

Speaking aboard the NLV Pharos, a Coast Guard vessel moored on the river, he advised the youngsters about the opportunity of constructing a bridge over the Irish Sea.

He stated: “(I used to be speaking yesterday) about constructing a bridge from Stranraer in Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland – that might be superb.

“It would only cost about £15 billion.”

The PM stated he was contemplating constructing a bridge from Stranraer in Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland (PA)

It follows reviews that Mr Johnson has requested Government officers for recommendation on the prices and dangers of such a venture.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) which props up the Tory Government with its confidence and provide association, allegedly helps the proposal.

They hope such a bridge would deliver financial advantages to Northern Ireland and Scotland, in response to the Press Association.

It has additionally been touted as a possible resolution to the Brexit deadlock by serving as a substitute for the controversial Irish backstop.

Mr Johnson speaks to apprentices aboard the vessel to mark London International Shipping Week (Getty Images)

The now-Prime Minister first floated the concept whereas serving as international secretary underneath his predecessor Theresa May.

He advised the Sunday Times final yr: “What we have to do is construct a bridge between our islands. Why do not we? Why do not we?

“There is so much more we can do, and what grieves me about the current approach to Brexit is that we are just in danger of not believing in ourselves, not believing in Britain.”

During his stint within the Foreign Office, Mr Johnson additionally reportedly prompt constructing a bridge throughout the English Channel to attach the UK and France

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