BORIS JOHNSON is exploring ambitious plans to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland to ‘shore up the Union.’
The Prime Minister is said to have asked government officials to today look at the costs and risks of a bridge across the Irish Sea.
Parliament is now prorogued until October 15, with Britain due to leave the EU on October 31.
This is also a potential way around the ‘Irish backstop issue’ which bizarrely still remains a political hurdle (despite the technology existing for smart checking, frictionless trade.)
Such a bridge might be a costly project, but the long-term internal UK trade and employment benefits would outweigh the negatives. This route would also physically Unite Britain and ensure that all four corners of the United Kingdom are accessible by road.