Business Abroad: By Tunnel or Bridge?

Back in 1802, when Napoleon still cherished dreams of conquering Britain, one of his engineers proposed the construction of a tunnel under the English Channel. The British never quite forgot Napoleon's designs, and for a century and a half afterward British governments vetoed the idea of a Channel tunnel as a threat to England's island security. But Britain's decision to join the European Common Market brings to an end the historic British policy of "splendid isolation" from the Continent. Last week, as British Transport Minister Ernest Marples flew to Paris to open the first Anglo-French talks on the subject since...

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