Move over Boris Bridge, if you want to get from Scotland to Northern Ireland and back, burrowing is the way to go.
A 25-mile undersea tunnel is the best way to bridge the gap between the regions, according to the secretary of state for Scotland.
Alister Jack threw his support behind the link ahead of the expected release of a study that could kick off a formal consultation on the idea – predictably dubbed “Boris’s burrow”.
The prime minister first backed the idea of connecting Larne in Northern Ireland to Stranraer in Scotland when he was foreign secretary in 2018.
But his idea of a bridge appears to have fallen out of favour as too complex and expensive, with a tunnel now seen as the preferred option.
The hole would be about 25 miles long, not far off the Channel Tunnel’s 31 miles, and provide a road and rail link.
A report on UK transport infrastructure by the head of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, is reportedly imminent and expected to say the project is possible, according to the Telegraph on Sunday.
That could kick…