The newest extravagant transport thought backed by Boris Johnson may see three tunnels heading out from England and Scotland, arriving at a roundabout dubbed ‘Douglas Junction’, earlier than heading throughout the Irish Sea.
Whereas it’s an attention-grabbing proposal, the thought is claimed to exist ‘primarily within the thoughts of the PM,’ in response to one senior aide.
Three tunnels setting out from Heysham in Lancashire, Liverpool and Stranraer may be a part of a roundabout dubbed ‘Douglas Junction’ on the Isle of Man, earlier than venturing on to Larne in Northern Eire
The concept comes amid speak of a 25-mile, £10bn, undersea tunnel dubbed ‘Boris’ Burrow,’ that might hyperlink Stranraer in Scotland and Larne in Northern Eire.
Research are at present being undertaken by the chairman of Community Rail, Peter Hendy, to seek out out if the 25-mile tunnel can be potential.
A direct tunnel from Stranraer to Larne must cross Beaufort’s Dyke – the place 1.5million tonnes of munitions have been dumped after the Second World Warfare
Mr Hendy has already met the Prime Minster to debate his findings and his report is anticipated to be launched inside a matter of weeks.
However The Times as we speak studies officers at Quantity 10 determined the 25-mile tunnel thought could also be impractical.
As an alternative, officers have instructed three tunnels, ranging from Stranraer, Liverpool and Heysham in Lancashire, may meet at a roundabout on the Isle of Man, earlier than a tunnel stretched on to Larne.
Critics say the ‘Douglas Junction’ scheme is ‘bats***,’ however Downing Avenue aides are urgent forward with researching the plans as Boris Johnson is so fervent in his backing that the thought ‘can’t die’
The roundabout might be dubbed Douglas Junction – after the island’s capital.
Whereas one supply informed The Instances the thought was ‘bats***,’ one other stated they proceed to take a look at the plan, because the PM backs it so fervently that it ‘can’t die’.
They added: ‘Simply as Hitler moved round imaginary armies within the dying days of the Third Reich, so the No 10 coverage unit is condemned to maintain taking a look at this concept, which exists primarily within the thoughts of the PM.’
A hyperlink between Scotland and Northern Eire was first proposed by Boris Johnson throughout the Tory management race in 2018 within the type of a bridge.
‘What we have to do is construct a bridge between our islands,’ he declared, throughout an interview that was extremely crucial of Theresa Could’s management.
‘Why don’t we? Why don’t we? There may be a lot extra we will do, and what grieves me concerning the present strategy to Brexit is that we’re simply in peril of not believing in ourselves, not believing in Britain.’
Plans for 25-mile tunnel connecting Stranraer, Scotland, and Larne, Northern Eire, is anticipated to get the go forward inside a matter of weeks
On the time the proposal was ridiculed by some however it seems the suggestion may develop into a actuality.
Each he and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack are believed to be agency supporters of the plans that are stated to be just like the 23.5mile deep Channel tunnel.
Talking the Telegraph’s Chopper’s Politics podcast, Mr Jack defined a tunnel was the popular possibility as a result of ‘a bridge can be closed for in all probability 100 days a yr with the climate within the Irish Sea’.
When first proposed there have been additionally issues about Beautfort’s Dyke, a trench within the North Channel the place tons of munitions have been dumped after the Second World Warfare, and whether or not it will be logistically believable.
DUP MP Sammy Wilson stated: ‘This sort of undertaking would no less than give individuals in Northern Eire the idea that the Authorities was ready to place in infrastructure and spend cash to be sure that we’re bodily linked.’
MailOnline has approached Downing Avenue for a remark.