The British raised over 220,000 pounds in one day to make the famous Big Ben sound at the time of the Brexit. The generous donors are likely to be disappointed because the parliament has already announced that the money cannot, in principle, be used.
Brexit supporters want the big clock of the parliament building to be heard when their country leaves the EU.
That has the necessary feet in the ground because the clock tower is being restored. It could cost up to half a million pounds to get Big Ben to do business on January 31.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently joined the debate by suggesting that the money could be raised through crowdfunding. The responsible parliamentary committee later ruled that such an initiative would violate the rules for financial donations.
That does not prevent Britten from transferring money to a GoFundMe campaign. Brexit-loving businessman Arron Banks and his Leave Means Leave campaign pledged £ 50,000 on Friday.
Brexit Nigel Farage complained that his country was going to be muddy if Big Ben was silent during the Brexit: “I can see how we will be mocked worldwide:” Britain is leaving the EU, and they can’t even ring a bell. “