’Money in politics’ regulations stopping Big Ben Brexit Bong

’Money in politics’ regulations stopping Big Ben Brexit Bong

For those hoping to hear Big Ben ring-in a new era with the dawning of Brexit on at 11 pm on January 31st, 2020, the House Commission which regulates financial contributions to the government said that it might not be able to accept the public donations without changing parliamentary rules on revenue. So far Stand-Up-4-Brexit has managed to raise more than £250,000 towards making Big Ben chime.

B. K.
B. K.
Paul C
Paul C 1 months

Is there actually a controversy about how to ring a bell?

The First Man
The First Man 1 months

Wait. This isn’t about a bong for smoking weed? It’s stupider than I thought!

BlunderingFool
BlunderingFool 1 months

Just for those unaware there is renovation work going on at the Tower, it would take a LOT of money to expedite things and re-install BB for ringing.

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

I understand the "it's under renovation" argument because its really a statement of fact. Compromise, use a loud speaker system in or around Parliament Tower to play a recording of Big Ben.

B. K.
B. K. 1 months

@Paul The issue is that in real democracies politicians or government bodies receiving money is considered a bribe and undo influence on how a country is run.

B. K.
B. K. 1 months

@Seeker I think the Brits see it as much more symbolic due to the history and it being 177 years old. There is something I saw about lighting it up, but still that isnt the same. One would think with the money the Royal family and by extension the people will save on getting rid of The Royal Misfits, the Queen could chip in for something and get off her Royal crumpet for once FOR Britian.

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