After seeming to support the construction of a Bridge between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, the Prime Minister seems to be leaning more to the idea of under rather than over the dangerous waters of the Irish Sea. In some parts of the proposed route the waters are 1000 feet deep, there is 30 mile long and two miles wide trench known as Beaufort’s Dyke that was used by the ministry of defense to dump unused explosives from the second world war, with no mapping of the whereabouts of the estimated 1.5 million tons of explosives.
The government is now looking to alternatives and has asked chairman of Network Rail Sir Peter Hendy to make recommendations on how to improve transport connectivity between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.
According to The Times, Boris Johnson has suggested that the Douglas Junction – built directly under the Isle of Man – would be connected to Belfast in Northern Ireland, Stranraer in Scotland, and Heysham and Liverpool in England.
The tunnel, which could be dubbed Boris’ Burrow, would help ease post-Brexit tensions, after Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement created checks for some goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, said: “I saw the proposals in the news over the weekend and they are certainly ambitious.
“I would be interested to see the conclusion of the Sir Peter Hendy report in the summer and see if any of these ideas are a viable proposal.”
A government spokesperson said: “We have asked Sir Peter Hendy to make recommendations on how to improve transport connectivity between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.
“His recommendations will be published in due course.”