Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Mayor of London: it is time for another fixed link across our national moat

…it is … time to reconquer France
writes London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Because, in spite of our existing rail link, the Channel is serving to pen in the English, and to push up our house prices, and to prevent us from spilling naturally back into Artois and Normandy and Aquitaine and all the other bits of France that we held, one way or another, until we lost Calais in 1558.

…We could repopulate northern France. We would alleviate the hideous pressure on the green belt, and we could physically reunite the English with their former territories.