Boris Johnson has raised the ground-breaking idea of building a cross-Channel bridge

BORIS JOHNSON has raised the ground-breaking idea of building a cross-Channel BRIDGE – sources revealed yesterday.

The Foreign Secretary – famed for his dream of a 'Boris Island' airport – has told aides that it's "ridiculous" that two of the world's biggest economies were linked by a single rail tunnel.

He is understood to have floated the proposal with French counterparts at yesterday's Anglo French summit in Sandhurst.

One insider said: "His view is that here are two of the world's biggest economies and they are linked by a single railway – it's ridiculous."

The Tory heavyweight took to Twitter during yesterday's meeting to say he was "pleased" Britain and France were "establishing a panel of experts to look at major projects together".

He added: "Our economic success depends on good infrastructure and good connections.

"Should the Channel Tunnel be just a first step?"

A blockbuster book on last year's Election revealed Boris Johnson wanted to build a Brexit road tunnel linking Britain and France under the English Channel to cement the countries' relationship after Brexit.

The Sunday Times' Tim Shipman said the Foreign Secretary had to be talked out of his plan for a "submarine highway" by former aide Will Walden.

As London Mayor he campaigned for a new four runway hub airport to replace Heathrow on the banks of the Thames Estuary.

Airports Commission chair Sir Howard Davies rejected the £80billion idea in 2014.

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