Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

Wherein I am boggled by the stupidity of the DUP

My lovely friend Dr Cross passed me this article about Boris Johnson wanting to build a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Now, that in itself is a bloody stupid idea. As detailed here it would cost £15-20Bn, be miles away from anywhere anyone actually lives, and go over a trench in which over a million tonnes of explosives were dumped at the end of WWII.

But it's not the stupidest idea in the article. The stupidest idea is that the DUP "believes a bridge could break the Brexit impasse by removing the need for a border in the Irish Sea."

Which is just so completely out of touch with reality that I'm not even sure where to begin!

The "border" in the Irish Sea isn't being proposed because Northern Ireland is entirely separate from the rest of the UK - but because it's entirely attached to the rest of Ireland! The problem is the Northern Ireland/Republic border. Building a bridge connecting Northern Ireland to Scotland doesn't change that border at all! You still have to deal with the two countries having a border!

I am at a loss. Is there something I am missing that makes their statement make any sense? Or would mean that anyone would take it even slightly seriously? Is there some kind of masterplan going on in the background? Or is Boris Johnson just trying to make people's heads explode as a distraction tactic?

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