Boris Johnson pleas for funds to allow Big Ben to chime as Britain leaves the EU

Boris Johnson has made an extraordinary plea for a public fund-raising campaign to allow Big Ben to chime as Britain quits the EU at the end of this month. The Prime Minister spoke out yesterday after Commons authorities claimed that reactivating Westminster’s iconic bell to mark the historic moment of Brexit could cost more than £500,000.

MPs immediately backed his call for a crowd-funding effort to raise the cash, insisting the famous bongs must ring out at 11pm on January 31 when the UK is set to formally cut ties with Brussels. And an internet poll by Express.co.uk found that 89% of responders want the 13-ton bell to mark the historic moment of departure.  Mr Johnson made his plea for funds in a BBC interview yesterday.  The moment of independence is almost at hand. On January 31, at 11pm, Britain will officially...
source: Express

2020-01-15 02:50
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