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North Channel tunnel would transform UK

Between 1992 and 1996, the oil pipeline between Twenholm and Islandmagee was built by John Major's Government, traversing the North Channel and interconnecting our United Kingdom.

The Government just got on and did it and ignored all the naysayers who cried "Beaufort's Dyke".

The principle of UK fixed links has thus already been conceded. A North Channel rail tunnel is merely a logical and evolutionary development on that project which we now take for granted.

The UK has considerable experience with tunnelling with reference to the Channel Tunnel and, more recently, Crossrail in London.

Let's seize this opportunity to upgrade the UK economy as a whole, expand trade and interchange and establish easier social connect across these isles.

JOHN BARSTOW

Pulborough, West Sussex

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