Remember the Garden Bridge: Boris Johnson spaffed nearly £60 million on this while he was Mayor of London – and not a single minute’s work was spent trying to build it. The NI-Scotland bridge is just his latest pie-in-the-sky project.This is arrogant lunacy and it will cost a fortune.
I’m not even talking about the price of building a bridge from Northern Ireland to Scotland; the consultants will bleed the public purse brutally before it can ever get that far.
In fact, we already know it can’t be done – at least, not for any acceptable price.
But then, Mr Johnson’s plans aren’t about cost-effectiveness. They’re about keeping public funds away from those members of the public who need them.
And, judging from Twitter, we all know it:
So now Boris wants to build a garden bridge all the way to Belfast
If you think HS2 has problems, multiply by 10 and divide the benefits by 100
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) February 10, 2020
“I will build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland” says man who failed to build one between London and London: pic.twitter.com/IjalrULjQE
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) February 10, 2020
There won’t ever be a bridge of course.
— Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK) February 10, 2020
No; I don’t think there will.
But a lot of money will be spent before then – cash that could go on much better things but won’t.