BRITAIN is to dig a tunnel through the Pennines because it was unable to come up with anything else.
The multi-billion pound tunnel will stretch across northern England and create millions of tons of spoil which, experts say, will probably just sit there in a gigantic heap, forever.
Engineer Martin Bishop said: “I suppose people could climb to the top of the heap. But why not just climb to the top of the Pennines?
“And I suppose you could always have a look down the tunnel, maybe shout something and see what sort of echo it creates. But if you’re really into echoes then there are plenty of existing tunnels, as well as caves and disused factory buildings.”
The government stressed the tunnel would make it a bit quicker to travel from Manchester to Leeds on a train.
Bishop added: “That’s not a reason.”