Boris Johnson backs away from Big Ben Brexit bong bonanza: 'There are potential difficulties'
Thursday, 16 January 2020 (
2 weeks ago)
Boris Johnson appears to have backed away from expensive plans to make Big Ben bong to mark the moment Brexit happens, with Number 10 citing "potential difficulties".
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The 13.7-tonne bell has been largely silent since 2017 while renovation works are carried out on the Elizabeth Tower which houses it, sounding only for important events such as New Year's Eve celebrations. UK to leave the EU with a bong - but cash needed 00:45
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