Boris the bridge-builder wants to waste billions more of our money

Barmy: An impression of the ‘Boris Bridge’ idea, published by the ‘Fleet Street Fox’ column in the Mirror.

What is this fascination Boris Johnson has with blowing vast amounts of public money on duff bridge projects?

His ‘Garden Bridge’ vanity project, while he was London Mayor, cost us £53 million without ever being built.

Now he wants to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, to provide a concrete connection between the countries of the UK, saying it “would only cost about £15 billion”.


This is a man with no understanding of the value of money. Let’s face it, he has never been poor so there’s no reason he would have such knowledge.

The Twitter commentariat are having fun with it:

Even the UK Business Insider – This Site’s source for this story – is scathing:

The prime minister first suggested the idea of a bridge across the Irish Sea when he was foreign secretary in 2018 and has apparently revived it since entering Downing Street.

His proposal was, at the time, branded by one expert as a “thoughtless soundbite” that “no sane contractor or responsible government” would sanction.

Writing to The Sunday Times last year, James Duncan, a retired offshore engineer from Edinburgh, said the idea was “about as feasible as building a bridge to the moon.”

“Many long bridges have been built, but none across such a wide, deep and stormy stretch of water,” he continued.

“For a great part of the 22-mile route the water is more than 1,000 feet deep. It would require about 30 support towers at least 1,400 feet high to carry the road deck across the deepest part and above the shipping channel. In total the bridge would require 54 towers, of heights never achieved anywhere in the world.”

Expensive and impractical… it is the Garden Bridge all over again. And at a time when the UK needs to save its money because of BoJob’s Brexit.

Source: Boris Johnson says bridge to Northern Ireland ‘would cost £15 billion’ – Business Insider

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  1. Che September 13, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

    We are still trying to build a railway line

  2. Dez September 13, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Maybe its just simply he wants his name to be immortalised for ever when and if any major project goes ahead under his watch. Any suggestions that a successful builder would make a generous donation to the Cons funds are pure fiction.

  3. JENIFER GREENE September 13, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Not to mention the unexploded bombs off world war 2 that are in the sea

  4. trev September 13, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Lunacy. A tunnel would be better but how much would that cost?

  5. Stu September 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Just like Trump’s wall he want’s to have something permanent to be remembered by.
    Also like Trump he poses in front of police and to avoid questions he “goes on the road” to create a moving target, difficult to pin down.

    Maybe also like Trump whilst addressing his own people in his own country he will have to erect a bullet-proof screen to protect himself from his own elecorate !

  6. hugosmum70 September 13, 2019 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    so the garden bridge never got built. where then is the money? why did it cost 53million if it never got built.? it costs me 20quid to get to my biggest town by taxi and home again. if i change my mind and dont go,then that £20 will still be in my bank

  7. MARK BEVIS September 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    “he want’s to have something permanent to be remembered by.”
    ” he wants his name to be immortalised for ever”
    A gravestone would be ideal. I’m sure we could crowd-fund it.

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