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Boneheaded: The only people who will be able to hear Big Ben chime for Brexit will be those close to the Palace of Westminster. The rest of us will hear it via TV or radio, and it might as well be the recording of Big Ben held by the BBC.

This is both boneheaded stupidity and a blinding masterstroke at the same time.

It’s the language that he uses, you see.

You and I might think Boris Johnson asking people to “bung a bob for a Big Ben bong” to mark Brexit is a patronising insult; an attempt to curry support by talking down to us in the way he thinks we speak.

But Brexiteers and Tories will find it – God help us! – endearing.

Some might say it’s a blessing that he is asking members of the public to stump up the cash to pay for Big Ben to ring on January 31.

But why is it going to cost £500,000, anyway?

And what difference will it make, really? They could use the recording of the chimes that the BBC has been using for the past I-don’t-know-how-many years.

The only people who would know the difference are those within half a mile of the Houses of Parliament.

So this is a vanity project for the sake of a few MPs. Maybe they should be the ones stumping up the cash?

Boris Johnson has suggested that members of the public could raise half a million pounds so Big Ben can bong to mark Brexit.

Calls from Brexiteers for the famous bell to chime on 31 January to mark the moment Britain leaves the European Union had been scuppered after the move was deemed to be too costly.

But … the prime minister said the government was looking into a crowdfunding campaign to raise the £500,000 needed for the idea to go ahead.

He told the BBC: “We are working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong.”

Source: Boris Johnson says public can ‘bung a bob’ to crowdfund £500,000 so Big Ben can bong for Brexit | The Independent

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