At a cost of around £53m of public money, Boris Johnson oversaw the Garden Bridge project in London, resulting in precisely zero bridges.
Fast forward to the summer of 2019, when that same Boris Johnson proposed yet another bridge – this one to join Scotland to Northern Ireland.
How we laughed.
No10 confirms for first time “work is underway” on the building of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. Scoping report being drawn up for the PM.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) February 10, 2020
Oh! Let’s see what people thought of this
hair-brained scheme government policy.
Work is under way
[WE’RE GOING TO NEED TO COUCH THIS A BIT]
to look at
[STILL TOO DEFINITE]
the idea of
[OK, NOW WE’RE COOKING]
building a Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge
[NAILED IT] https://t.co/VRireWE1jA
— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) February 10, 2020
Development of the Boris Bridge. pic.twitter.com/CNaKchOKUa
— Andrew R (@ExcelPope) February 10, 2020
Dear the rest of the country, Boris does not have good form when it comes to bridges. Love, Everyone In London Who Remembers the Garden Bridge Fiasco That Cost £53m of public money.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) February 10, 2020
Johnson’s Bridge to Ireland. Like the Garden Bridge, only massively more expensive and impractical. But it’s also like Bannon’s Wall around Mexico. It’s a freely floating symbol. To some it might look like ‘bridge building’ but it’s also a grandiose colonial gesture. https://t.co/UFYAWo9ubv
— Peter Jukes (@peterjukes) February 10, 2020
— Jacqui Abbott (@jamajestical) February 10, 2020
‘Government working on plans for bridge linking Scotland to Ireland’
A reminder: Other Boris Johnson big ideas
-Garden Bridge. Scrapped. Cost £52m
Thames airport. Scrapped. Cost £5.2m
Water cannon. Scrapped. Cost £330k
Thames cable car. Cost £24m
The Orbit. Cost £6.1m
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) February 10, 2020
All this talk of a huge munitions dump between Scotland and Northern Ireland isn’t going to put me off building a bridge.
If I’d listened to so-called ‘experts’ I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of spending £53million on a non-existent Garden Bridge. #BorisBridge
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) February 10, 2020
We might talk shit about the Brits but for them to build us a £15 billion bridge between a United Ireland and an Independent Scotland is a wonderful gesture https://t.co/kn05aqVbZh
— Jamie (@FCTwenteBenson) February 10, 2020