The British government announced Tuesday (February 11th) that it is studying the feasibility of connecting the two regions of the United Kingdom. If the idea causes raised eyebrows, it may not be so far-fetched, according to part of the press.
With Boris Johnson, it’s often a bridge thing. When he was mayor of London, he had made up his mind to build a “garden bridge”, or “garden walkway” spanning the Thames. “The idea never went beyond the drafting stage, before ending up in a drawer with its other big megalos projects”, squeaks The Guardian. Minister of Foreign Affairs, in 2018, the conservative had suggested the construction of a road bridge between Calais and Dover [sud est de l’Angleterre]. The goal is to reduce friction at the border, once Brexit is implemented. Once again, the proposal remained in the cupboards of his department. “Nothing can please Boris Johnson more than a large infrastructure project”, summarizes the newspaper classified on the left.
The proof, again, Tuesday, February 11. In parallel with the announcement of the green light for the construction of HS2, a high-speed rail line, the British government has confided that it has started the feasibility study of a bridge connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland, two regions belonging to the United Kingdom.
Bombs and ammunition
“Boris Johnson has an immoderate taste for the impossible, concedes the conservative daily The Daily Telegraph. But basically, why should we complain about a Prime Minister who has big ambitions, who designs big projects that dare not imagine others? ” If the political adversaries of the Prime Minister, Labor and