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Started by Gotout on Feb 21, 2021 1:00:32 PM
Giant roundabout to be built under the Isle of Man.
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Gotout - 21 Feb 2021 13:01:05 (#1 of 80)

Nope, it's not April 1st.

phantlers - 21 Feb 2021 13:16:19 (#2 of 80)

"Plans for 25-mile tunnel connecting Stranraer, Scotland, and Larne, Northern Ireland, is expected to get the go ahead within a matter of weeks

At the time the proposal was ridiculed by some but it appears the suggestion could become a reality.  

Both he and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack are believed to be firm supporters of the plans which are said to be similar to the 23.5mile deep Channel tunnel. "

How very boring.

Tinymcsmithy - 21 Feb 2021 13:19:17 (#3 of 80)

Northern Ireland,



I read that as the Northern Line. Which would have been interesting.

bossab2 - 21 Feb 2021 13:19:17 (#4 of 80)

I thought the IOM wasnt actually part of the United Kingdom ?

Arjuna - 21 Feb 2021 13:20:12 (#5 of 80)

What we really need is one that goes all the way to the Falkands and then extend it to Tristan da Cunha and Pitcairn in the second phase.

phantlers - 21 Feb 2021 13:20:39 (#6 of 80)

Might be a more convincing spoof were it proof read first.

bossab2 - 21 Feb 2021 13:22:30 (#7 of 80)



Nope the IOM isnt part of the UK

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom

maybe Boris will invade it before the next election

bossab2 - 21 Feb 2021 13:25:47 (#8 of 80)

I expect Johnson has roundabout envy, because The Faroe Islands has one:

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-55195390

Arjuna - 21 Feb 2021 13:37:29 (#9 of 80)

I bet when you the see the plan on the map, it looks just like a dead cat.

TauCeti - 21 Feb 2021 13:37:44 (#10 of 80)

23.5mile deep Channel tunnel. "

wtf?

elderberry - 21 Feb 2021 14:00:42 (#11 of 80)

Article and btl comments on Slugger - including (eventually) a query as to why this is going to get funding when they can't* even upgrade the Belfast-Derry rail line.

https://sluggerotoole.com/2021/02/19/boriss-burrow-boring-in-more-ways-than-one/#more-134904

  • yes yes, I know it's 'won't' not 'can't' and I know why

TauCeti - 21 Feb 2021 14:05:11 (#12 of 80)

Vested interests?

phantlers - 21 Feb 2021 14:07:30 (#13 of 80)

There is a link at the url in #11 that is veh cool indeed.

http://fishing-app.gpsnauticalcharts.com/i-boating-fishing-web-app/fishing-marine-charts-navigation.html

bossab2 - 21 Feb 2021 14:08:13 (#14 of 80)

HS2 will be rebranded next year to being the

'Boris Heart of England Cycleway'

SinnerBoy - 21 Feb 2021 14:08:32 (#15 of 80)

The Channel Tunnel isn't 23 miles deep. I don't think it's even 100 metres deep.

elderberry - 21 Feb 2021 14:09:18 (#16 of 80)

a visual cluehttps://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/

bossab2 - 21 Feb 2021 14:09:22 (#17 of 80)

Obviously that should be 23 miles long

( Schoolboy Georgraphy: How wide is the Channel at its narrowest point)

elderberry - 21 Feb 2021 14:12:12 (#18 of 80)

The Slugger article is quite good on how long the north channel tunnel would have to be, and then gets very technical about rail gauges

phantlers - 21 Feb 2021 14:13:04 (#19 of 80)

#15 is why I italicised the figure.

CarlosFandango - 21 Feb 2021 14:14:43 (#20 of 80)

Deep, man.

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