May sinks Johnson’s plan for a £15bn bridge over Ir­ish Sea

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY BEN GLAZE Deputy Po­lit­i­cal Editor and NICOLA BARTLETT Po­lit­i­cal Correspondent

BORIS Johnson’s bid for a £15bil­lion bridge be­tween Scot­land and North­ern Ire­land has been sunk by Theresa May.

The For­eign Sec­re­tary’s lat­est grand in­fra­struc­ture plan was a road con­nec­tion across the Ir­ish Sea.

But, tor­pe­do­ing the pro­posal, the PM’S spokesman said: “I’m not aware of any plans for a bridge.” The link from Great Bri­tain to North­ern Ire­land is the third bridge Mr Johnson has pro­posed. As Lon­don Mayor he wasted £46.4mil­lion draw­ing up plans for a Gar­den Bridge over the Thames. And ear­lier this year, he called for a bridge from Dover to main­land Europe. Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson said: “It’s time we in­tro­duced a ‘three bridges and you’re out’ rule.” Lib Dem MP Layla Mo­ran added: “The man is a buf­foon.”


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