Scotland-NI bridge is £20bn 'vanity project'
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 744
Scotland's transport minister criticises Boris Johnson for not consulting Holyrood over the idea.
A truly terrible idea, why would we want a bridge to NI? The west of Scotland is bad enough without making it easier for the knuckle draggers (of both sides) to get to each other. A huge amount of money just to make society worse, why? Removed
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1, Where is the money coming from? 2. Will there be a cast iron promise the projected cost will not be exceeded? See HS2 for comparison. If exceeded, will the contractors be liable for compensation ? 3. Will the contractors be prevented from going into liquidation to avoid paying compensation ? 4. How much better will traffic be between the countries? I see another fiasco looming.
If this is a "£20Bn Vanity project", what is HS2? I believe the latest cost estimate for HS2 is £120Bn.... Removed
I seem to remember sturgeon promoting this last year, now because its a Westminster initiative its now a vanity project. Would have thought the snp would be up for it, easier to visit their terrorist friends. Removed
A cheaper solution would be to make Boris stand at PortPatrick and just let him talk long enough that we may make the crossing walking along his nose. Removed
SNP have failed to make any improvement on peoples lives in Scotland in all the time they have been in office. Higher Income Taxes, higher Council taxes, higher business rates not forgetting a police servie and NHS in crisis. Our education system is about the worst rated in Europe and our public services are grinding to a halt. Anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded Removed
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41. Posted by Tufty59 Steady on Tufty! The SNP have managed to raise the price of a pint, got your kidz the vote and, as a direct result of their progressive policies, there is no safer place to be, with your rights, your health, wellbeing, welfare and employee conditions fully protected on this planet Earth, than Scotland - if, and I must emphasise this, you are a circus animal. SNP!
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You are having a laugh! £20billion. Any time the government, who ever is in power, orders a major project it usually goes way over budget. So think £80b to £120b. All to enable loads more travellers, pikies to come across so they can make a mess of our countryside, camp illegally on private land, rip off the old and vulnerable tarmac their drives for their life savings. No thanks!!!! Removed
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158. mark Why is that disgusting racist remark still there. I have reported it.
Kathleen Lavelle "Anything but who paid for 'Boris's holiday'," Meanwhile, it's very clear who pays for Nicola,s multiple trips of leisure and self-promotion Yes, Katey, that's right The long-suffering BRITISH taxpayer PS. I wonder who financed the illicit Brussels Light Show ? Removed
171.jinty 'who pays for Nicola,s multiple trips The long-suffering BRITISH taxpayer' That would be quite legit, she is FM promoting Scotlands interests. ...unlike a private individual splashing the cash to curry favour with the PM and get some influence - corruption UK style Removed
Kathleen Lavelle "Anything but who paid for 'Boris's holiday'," Meanwhile, it's very clear who pays for Nicola,s multiple trips of leisure and self-promotion Yes, Katey, that's right The long-suffering BRITISH taxpayer PS. I wonder who financed the illicit Brussels Light Show ? Removed
171.jinty 'who pays for Nicola,s multiple trips The long-suffering BRITISH taxpayer' That would be quite legit, she is FM promoting Scotlands interests. ...unlike a private individual splashing the cash to curry favour with the PM and get some influence - corruption UK style Removed
@180 Kathleen L. probably legit but who paid for her French "companion" Mrs Murrel might not want to take any lectures on that subject I suspect. Removed
171.jinty 'who pays for Nicola,s multiple trips The long-suffering BRITISH taxpayer' That would be quite legit, she is FM promoting Scotlands interests. ...unlike a private individual splashing the cash to curry favour with the PM and get some influence - corruption UK style Removed
@180 Kathleen L. probably legit but who paid for her French "companion" Mrs Murrel might not want to take any lectures on that subject I suspect. Removed
Rather than being miffed about this bridge nonsense perhaps the SNP should sort out the lunacy that is Glasgow. A nutter who punches police horses, a sectarian idiot who spits on women, brothers who murder with axes and knives, drug issues, alcoholism, obesity....... it’s Sturgeon’s backyard, forget your independence fantasy and sort out the damn country. Idiots. Removed
Probably get the disgusting disgraceful jealous have it their way or no way terrorists bomb it, you know who I’m talking about you murdering scum Removed
Why would anyone believe anything that comes out of Boris the Clowns mouth, the only reason a TEAM is looking at it is to hide another cpl of million in companies who his friends run or take dividends with, best place for him is Beaufort Dyke but unfortunately shit floats. Removed
The real question is why on earth would I want to go to Scotland in the first place? If i want to look at Rangers fan thugs I will go to Belfast Removed
Will the bridge be painted orange and opened on the 12th of July to ensure that the Protestants of Derry & Glasgow are satisfied with the project? Removed
509. Posted by Mark Crossley Will the bridge be painted orange and opened on the 12th of July to ensure that the Protestants of Derry & Glasgow are satisfied with the project? - The sectarian hate with the snp seems to be all one way. Why is that?
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509 Mark Crossley It is the Protestants of Londonderry. Pathetic that it should matter to them.
Will it be adorned with flegs and similarly-coloured kerbs on the way out of Larne? Removed
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How often would the bridge be closed because of high winds?? or ice on the suspension wires?? (assuming a 20mile suspension bridge is possible..) The North Channel can be a tad skeerie. Has anyone considered a tunnel? NorChunnel has a ring to it.... no...??? Just a thought... ?? Off to copyright "NorChunnel".... ??
550. JoMo "How often would the bridge be closed because of high winds??" + Not to mention bomb scares, but the wind would be terrible between the Scots and the irish. These irish republicans don't half blow their own trumpets, not to mention their gaseous blarney/blethers, maybe a bridge too far, especially when neither of them want one. Removed
Just more of the customary soundbite gibberish from our idiotic excuse of a PM. The brexity cult of Bobo so lap up his nonsense. Instead of an impossible bridge, why not build a gigantic moon cannon, and fire bobo and all his brain dead disciples to live harmoniously in zero gravity moon moon isolationism. Blue passport required for lift for blast off, though. Removed
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600 Ron Campbell "I suppose the car salesman, now in charge of the Scottish Tories, will have input - if his boss in London allows it, that is." As long as it escapes the attention of the trainee lawyer, who remains in charge of the Separatists - if her boss at home allows it, that is Ps early signs are looking good, she seems to have a child-like preoccupation with Belgian light shows
@ 617. Posted byjinty And then we have the dodhy journalist (subservient to a certain Mr Cummings) in charge in London and the car salesman in Edinburgh have the audacity to howl about Derek McKay, when one of their own counsellors, in Aberdeen, was hauled before the courts and convicted for sex offences, along with an MP who narrowly missed the same fate. What a pair of hypocrites. Removed
621 Ron Campbell Dearie me, you cannot let this Mckay scandal go, can you Please do not continue to embarrass yourself with further support for this sordid abuse of political power Mckay used his position in an attempt to impress a 16 year schoolboy in order to further his own sleazy "interests" Your blinkered party loyalty leaves you open to all sorts of accusations Please drop it Removed
@ 617. Posted byjinty And then we have the dodhy journalist (subservient to a certain Mr Cummings) in charge in London and the car salesman in Edinburgh have the audacity to howl about Derek McKay, when one of their own counsellors, in Aberdeen, was hauled before the courts and convicted for sex offences, along with an MP who narrowly missed the same fate. What a pair of hypocrites. Removed
621 Ron Campbell Dearie me, you cannot let this Mckay scandal go, can you Please do not continue to embarrass yourself with further support for this sordid abuse of political power Mckay used his position in an attempt to impress a 16 year schoolboy in order to further his own sleazy "interests" Your blinkered party loyalty leaves you open to all sorts of accusations Please drop it Removed
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@ 625. Posted byjinty I know it's difficult for you to accept reality but: McKay = no crime (if distasteful) Donnelly = convicted sex offender, where his MP colleague would be also, were it not for the benevolence of the person assaulted. Now, back to bridges????
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656 Ron Campbell "At long last. a relevant post. A wee gold star to you son" Unlike yourself, I have a fascination with bridges You have no interest in any topic other than as an excuse to express the extent of your knowledge of party dogma and deflection techniques Your introduction on the issue of the defence of Mckay occurs on a regular daily basis Why is that, Mr Campbell?
@ 665. Posted byjinty It might be wise of you to speak to someone experienced in the field of sexual deviation, as you seem obsessed with it. Bridges are, indeed, fascinating, right back to those built by General Wade. While the engineering skills exist to build one across The Irish Sea, the weather could be the major issue, as happened with so many. Removed
Shame the Carlaw HYS closed almost immediately after opening. Wonder why? The comedy value would have been much more better than comments on an obvious distraction... a bridge between two colonies. Waken up folks! Removed
701. by Bob Shame the Carlaw HYS closed almost immediately after opening. Wonder why? I think the BBC 'powers that be' prefer HYS's to have a range of views expressed that are broadly on topic - the Carlaw HYS was basically two thirds SNP Baaaad comments and one third Carlaw bad comments - alas not a single poster was willing to offer any support for Carlaw. Removed
How is the South American odyssey going, Bob? Boris doesn't need to think about money. Other people pick up his bills!! Removed
Shame the Carlaw HYS closed almost immediately after opening. Wonder why? The comedy value would have been much more better than comments on an obvious distraction... a bridge between two colonies. Waken up folks! Removed
701. by Bob Shame the Carlaw HYS closed almost immediately after opening. Wonder why? I think the BBC 'powers that be' prefer HYS's to have a range of views expressed that are broadly on topic - the Carlaw HYS was basically two thirds SNP Baaaad comments and one third Carlaw bad comments - alas not a single poster was willing to offer any support for Carlaw. Removed
Bob, Hope your South American holiday is going well. Obviously it causes BBC some nightmares. What are you up to?!!! Removed
Crikey.....I shall send myself to the badboy corner and stand on the chair. I have been moderated twice. Moi. I'm such a positive little flower how could you BBC? Removed
I'm back again on moderation.....am I moderated by BBC Scotland (Glasgow)? or someone southern who really doesn't appreciate what is going on here? Western Galloway is a VERY special place. Place of saints...Ninian, Patrick long before Columba. Wild men and holy places. Watch "Britannia". Removed
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15/02/2020 20:17:22 5 0
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719 grace fenwick Ninian built Candida Casa in Whithorn early 5th Century, from memory Having visited on a couple of occasions, nothing of much note seems to have occurred since.
Voted down on saints and speciality. What is wrong with western Galloway. Who could have voted that down?? We are an you are just jealous....so there, pal!! Removed