Boris Johnson has stated a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland could be “very good” – estimating the venture would value round £15 billion.
The Prime Minister revealed his ideas on the bold proposal as he spoke to schoolchildren enjoying with a mannequin container ship onboard lighthouse tender NLV Pharos on the Thames.
Mr Johnson instructed the kids that he had just lately been discussing the chance of developing a bridge over the Irish Sea.
“(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 solely value about £15 billion.”
It follows studies that the Prime Minister has requested authorities officers for recommendation on the prices and dangers of such a venture.
The DUP – who prop up the Prime Minister’s minority authorities – assist proposals for a bridge which they hope may carry financial advantages to Northern Ireland and Scotland, but it surely has additionally been touted as a possible answer to the controversial backstop.
Mr Johnson first mooted the concept whereas serving as international secretary, telling the Sunday Times final 12 months:
“What we want 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.”
Mr Johnson final 12 months reportedly instructed additionally constructing a bridge throughout the English Channel to join the UK and France.