Matthew Steeples slams the campaign to raise £500,000 to make Big Ben ‘bong’ to market Brexit as ridiculous and irresponsible
“Big Ben’s a clock. It chimes on the hour. So what?” sensibly remarked Adam Boulton on Sky News this morning.
Meanwhile, elsewhere the devious lobbyist-not-a-journalist Isabel Oakeshott took to Twitter to moan that Downing Street is “lame, lame, lame” and not “inspiring confidence” for not immediately agreeing to “make a bell ring” to ‘celebrate’ “post-Brexit Britain.” Joining her calls also was rent-a-gob crackpot Mark Francois – whom announced he was giving £1,000 personally and joining an appeal today to raise £500,000 to make said clock ring out to mark the UK leaving the EU on 31st January.
As of 10am Thursday, just shy of £50,000 of the target had been raised on GoFundMe. I say: Those donating must be bonkers. Why isn’t Mark Francois instead urging people to donate, say, to help the homeless dying on the streets in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster? Shame on him and all else involved in this ludicrous campaign.