Mark Francois wants Big Ben bongs for Brexit – 5 timely takedowns
The UK will leave the EU on the 31st of January and the ERG’s unofficial spokesperson, Mark Francois, has been prattling on about how the moment should be celebrated with the chimes of Big Ben.
Here he is, putting his case to the House of Commons.
“Big Ben should bong for Brexit.”
Mark Francois says he wants Parliament’s iconic bell to mark the moment the UK leaves the EU at 11pm on 31 January. pic.twitter.com/v9aBIewNVv
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) 9 January 2020
We’re pretty sure people are going to know that the UK has left the EU because they’ll hear Nigel Farage’s relevance loudly shattering into a thousand pieces.
Francois’ request has been met with a certain level of mockery, like this:
“Mark Francois reportedly willing to go up Big Ben with hammer and 'bong' it himself”
Meh, give him a hammer. It’d be hilarious. https://t.co/Jvn0LroH4o
— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) January 9, 2020
Parliament's iconic bell https://t.co/CffEe65Qpi
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) January 9, 2020
Don't be surprised to see me scaling the nation's biggest cock on January 31st. https://t.co/vviia133Yb
— Mark ne-Francois-pas MP 🇬🇧 (@MarkFrancois12) January 9, 2020
so that 16 million Britons can feel even worse. One nation. Yeah right. https://t.co/RklMOuOU1K
— Simon Schama (@simon_schama) January 9, 2020
It could ring out every time a job is lost as a result of Brexit.
There would be a national outbreak of tinnitus.
— cakey pig (@PigCakey) 9 January 2020
Tweeter @ÉcritureF pointed out how totally apt the move would be.
Big ben has fall silent for essential restoration to bring it up to date with 21st century; oh, the irony. Mark wankdrizzle Francois want to climb up and bong the fuck out of it – is this a euphemism? https://t.co/veGsJ94pFD
— Écriture Féminine 🗿🌹🇪🇺 (@EcritureF) January 9, 2020