Boris Johnson was quick to distance himself from rumours that the new proposed bridge between the British mainland and France would begin from his driveway in Berkshire and end just outside his holiday home in Provence.
‘We are looking at all kinds of options and that is nothing more than a coincidence,’ the foreign secretary said earlier today. ‘It just seems to make sense to route the bridge over the M25 as it can get so busy, particularly in the summer months.’
He had recently been accused of trying to interfere in discussions over extension plans to the HS2. Proposing that it should in fact continue up to just outside his Scottish lodge, but only during the grouse beating months. There has also been talk of a major new linkway from the roof of his London flat and Val d’Isere during the ski season and it is known that the Prime Minister had to step in to block proposals for a tunnel between his garden and summer bolthole on the Isle of White.
Barry Van Hire