Discussed it with French president at UK-France summit
During talks in Berkshire, Boris Johnson has reportedly floated the idea of Britain and France building a 22-mile bridge across the English Channel, saying ‘good connections’ were vital for the future.
Johnson, who had met French president Emmanuel Macron at the Anglo-French summit yesterday, was quoted saying that it was “ridiculous” that two of the world’s biggest economies are “linked by a single railway”.
It is understood that the French president responded positively to the idea saying: “I agree. Let’s do it.”
The foreign secretary later posted a picture of himself and Macron on Twitter, both making a thumbs up gesture.
En marche ! Great meetings with French counterparts today pic.twitter.com/D73B1rSkd3
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 18, 2018
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry took to Twitter to express her discontent: “I ignored this earlier because I assumed it wasn’t real. Apparently it is. I mean…who are these clowns claiming to run our country?”