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by Oui on Sun Feb 14th, 2021 at 08:43:23 PM EST
It's a bit early for April fools day...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Feb 14th, 2021 at 09:04:05 PM EST
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Advantageous once Ireland is United and Scotland has gained its independence ... a start to circumvent the Isle of England.

High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has proposed tunnelling under the Irish Sea between Stranraer and Larne in its submission to a review led by Sir Peter Hendy, who is expected to publish his interim report within weeks.

The two towns are 31 miles apart but a preferred route for the tunnel, based on 120-year-old research by the Victoria engineer James Barton, would be diverted to avoid Beaufort's Dyke, a 1,000ft deep trench in the Irish Sea.

I must admit to being a fan of Jules Verne and his adventure novels like Journey to the Center of the Earth.

by Oui on Sun Feb 14th, 2021 at 09:25:22 PM EST
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Cork to Brest is 300 straight line miles. Longest bridge in the world so far is 100 miles. I bet China would be happy to assist.
by asdf on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 at 08:24:14 PM EST
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Nah ... China is already sovereign ... you need an expert with a track record ...

Crimean rail and traffic bridge

by Oui on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 at 09:30:41 PM EST
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If Mebyon Kernow pushes for independence, it might be possible to do it with 2 shorter bridges.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 at 07:50:00 PM EST
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There are some civil engineers in Belgium willing to do the job ...

Don't hire the Swiss tunnel engineers, their precision works are renowned to be finished on time and within budget. Poor topic for the British boulevard media.

by Oui on Sun Feb 21st, 2021 at 08:37:19 AM EST
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