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Politicians debate merits of Dunlop’s Celtic crossing

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Indeed, Alan, the better the questions, the more accurate you would hope the budget would be. Government has a wretched record in guessing the price of anything. Nothing at all wrong with the idea, but getting to Cambelltown doesn't get you to Glasgow or the railways, although a further series of bridges and tunnels linking up the Clyde peninsulas and islands could turn the West of Scotland into Vancouver / Seattle. Also opening up the North-West Passage to trade from Korea, China, Eastern Russia, brings massive trade to Irish Sea. * Portpatrick would be cheaper once you hit landfall, but then all trade would go straight to England, and miss out Scotland's main population centres. * We talked to the old Scottish Office years ago about who was doing 30-year strategic planning like this, they confessed to naeb'dy daein' nuthin'.

Posted date

12 February, 2018

Posted time

10:38 am

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