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Monday, January 20, 2020

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Place : Britain
Geo Path : UK
lat : 51.4879   lon : -0.177998

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Boris Johnson said: “We are working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong,” “As everybody knows, Big Ben is being refurbished, they seem to have taken the clapper away. "So we need to restore the clapper in order to bong Big Ben on Brexit night. And that is expensive” External link

thespecTuesday, January 14, 2020 9:25:00 PM CET

Stewart McDonald said: "A ‘global Britain’ that has to run a crowdfunder to ring the bells of its most famous clock tower. We really are through the looking glass" External link

themirrorTuesday, January 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM CET

Lindsay Hoyle said: “The Commission believes it is important to weigh up the costs this would involve if Big Ben is to chime on 31 January. You are talking about £50,000 a bong” External link

independent-UKTuesday, January 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM CET

Boris Johnson told: "But we are working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong," External link

yenisafak-enTuesday, January 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM CET

Boris Johnson told: "We're working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong, because there are some people who want to," External link

bbcTuesday, January 14, 2020 4:19:00 PM CET

Lindsay Hoyle said: "The Commission believes it is important to weigh up the costs this would involve if Big Ben is to chime on 31 January. "You are talking about £50,000 a bong. We also have to bear in mind that the only people who will hear it will be those who live near or are visiting Westminster" External link

bbcTuesday, January 14, 2020 4:19:00 PM CET

John McDonnell said: “Bailing out a company through a tax cut across the industry is not the way forward,” External link

independent-UKTuesday, January 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM CET

Neil Gray added: "The obsession with Big Ben chiming for Brexit really highlights the shallowness of the Vote Leave campaign. " External link

themirrorTuesday, January 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM CET

Conor Murphy said: “The political parties have fulfilled their responsibilities, now it is time for the British government to do the same,” External link

independent-UKTuesday, January 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM CET

Marc François added (about Commons Speaker): "For those who want to celebrate, they'll need to look to a clock, just as people do on New Year's Eve and it seems inconceivable to me and many of my colleagues in the House of Commons that it should be any other clock than the most famous timepiece in the world, Big Ben," External link

itvTuesday, January 14, 2020 7:21:00 PM CET

Jess Phillips responded (about Alex Holmes): “Today I will seek to speak to Alex about what happened … this will not be easily solved but we must change culture that accepts without shame and embarrassment calling Jewish orgs, Jewish people and their allies ‘agents of a foreign power’. It’s racism” External link

independent-UKTuesday, January 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM CET

Stewart Macdonald said: “A ‘global Britain’ that has to run a crowdfunder to ring the bells of its most famous clock tower. We really are really through looking glass” External link

independent-UKTuesday, January 14, 2020 1:39:00 PM CET

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  • Big Ben: There Are Demands For The Bell To Bong For Brexit And Some People Are Losing The Will To Live
  • Big Ben, big bucks: Brexit bell plan hits financial hurdle
  • UK PM Johnson proposes crowdfunding to allow Big...
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  • PM suggests Britons could ‘Bung a bob for a Big Ben bong’ on Brexit night
  • House of Commons Commission rules out Big Ben bonging for Brexit PA Media
  • PM plans 'bung a bob for a Big Ben bong' fundraiser for Brexit day Daily Mail

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