Simply 18 favourite things people said about Boris Johnson’s £500,000 ‘bung a bob for Big Ben Brexit bongs’
Boris Johnson wants Big Ben to ring out to celebrate Brexit Day at 11pm on 31 January. Only problem is it’ll cost £500,000 to get the thing – currently undergoing renovation – ringing again.
So he came up with the idea of asking the public to pay for it. Or, as he put it, ‘bung a bob for Big Ben Brexit bongs’.
“The bongs cost £500,000… but we’re working up a plan so that people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong”
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 14, 2020
And here are our favourite things people said about that.
I'm just putting this out there – a recording of Alan Partridge shouting "Dan!!" to replace the Big Ben chimes.
— Jason (@NickMotown) January 14, 2020
I’ve done the maths and it would only take 20m Leave voters to pay 2.5 pence each to reach the £500,000 to get their Big Ben bongs
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) January 14, 2020
Instead of asking the public to crowd source half a million quid so a clock can bong just get everyone who cares about Brexit to set an alarm at home and then spend the money on something else like the NHS or space raiders or something this country is so weird
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) January 14, 2020
we should knock down big ben. piece of shit clock. doesn't even show the date or your steps.
— normal account (good) (@egg_dog) January 14, 2020
Big Ben implies the presence of smaller, or perhaps even bigger Bens.
— Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) January 14, 2020
Guarantee that the people willing to contribute towards Big Ben going bong for brexit at the cost of £45,454 per bong are the exact same people who look at news of hungry kids across the UK and think “yeah this is sad but I don’t want it solved if it means paying more tax”
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 14, 2020
Look if listening to the sounds of a hastily-restored clock bell ringing out in a small, non-residential area of London doesn't heal the political divisions in our country, it is hard to say what will.
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) January 14, 2020
Asking the UK to pay half a million quid for something that only people within a 9 mile radius (at best) can hear is about as good a metaphor for how self serving and detached from the rest of the country Boris Johnson is.
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) January 14, 2020
On the one hand, this is truly pathetic. On the other, it's infinitely preferable to spending taxpayers' money. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/oyW9m5Cdkh
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) January 14, 2020
So thrilled that the nation has taken my Big Ben Bonging for Brexit campaign to their hearts. When I first came up with idea i wasn't actually sure if anyone would take it seriously. But you have.
Just imagine if I'd had a parody account that came up with the idea first!! 🇬🇧 https://t.co/Kb3aceSJeX
— Mark ne-Francois-pas MP 🇬🇧 (@MarkFrancois12) January 14, 2020
‘Bung a bob for a Big Ben bong!’ is only the start. Immediately after that comes ‘bung a few billion for lost growth, unemployment, increased division, loss of global influence and a threat to peace in Northern Ireland’.
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) January 14, 2020
Boris Johnson: “Bong bong. Bung a bob a bong. Flim flummery free trade indefatigability bong. Wibble-bibble marmalade uplands bong”.
BBC Breakfast (wanking): “GUIDE ME O THOU GREAT REDEEMER”
— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) January 14, 2020
You can get a bong for 20 quid in Camden. What kind of mad upper class nonsense is this. https://t.co/n7dd8RCRxs
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) January 14, 2020
Baskerville, my two year old, just stormed downstairs.
“Daddy. 13.4 million people (that’s 21% of the population) are living in poverty,” she said, furiously. “Meanwhile, Boris Johnson thinks that crowdfunding a Big Ben bong is a good idea. Christ almighty, he’s such a cunt.”
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) January 14, 2020
Actually, Big Ben is the name of the inventor. The clock is called Big Ben’s monster.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) January 14, 2020
Boris Johnson is considering setting up a public fund to raise £500,000 so that Big Ben can bong on Brexit night. He is prioritising cash for vanity projects rather than essentials. He should be raising money to help the 320,000 people who are homeless.#bigbenbong #homelessness
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 14, 2020
Make Big Ben bong by striking it with Mark Francois's head
Something for everyone there I think you'll agree
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) January 14, 2020