By Terry Gourvish
Commissioned by way of the cupboard workplace and utilizing hitherto untapped British executive files, this publication provides an in-depth research of the profitable undertaking of 1986-94. This is a vibrant portrayal of the complexities of quadripartite decision-making (two international locations, plus the private and non-private sectors), revealing new insights into the function of the British and French Governments within the procedure. this significant publication, written by way of Britain’s major shipping historian, might be crucial interpreting for all these attracted to PPPs, British and European economic history and diplomacy. The development of the Channel Tunnel has been considered one of Europe’s significant tasks and an affidavit to British-French and public-private region collaboration. even though, Eurotunnel’s present monetary trouble offers a sobering backcloth for an exam of the British Government’s long term flirtation with the venture, and, specifically, the sooner Tunnel undertaking within the Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies, which was once deserted via the British govt in 1975.