The Big Big Ben Brexit Bong Bung Bonanza

The biggest issue of our day continues to drag on – whether Big Ben will bong for Brexit. Despite Boris promising the Government was looking at a way for people to bung a bob for a Big Ben bong, it took StandUp4Brexit to launch an official crowdfunder last night, which in 14 hours has raised £47,000 from 3,300 people – £1,000 of which came from Mark Francois. Only £450,000 to go…

Unfortunately for those 3,300 people, it looks like a new hurdle has been put up, as Commons officials have said they will refuse any public cash to pay for the installation of the Big Ben bonger, saying there is “no legal basis” for them to accept public donations. Scrooges…

Not only might Big Ben not bong, but it sounds like Farage’s planned Parliament Square party won’t be as explosive as hoped; as Farage and Tice’s application to launch fireworks from a barge on the Thames fizzles out following officials at the Port of London Authority – which manages the Thames – refusing permission. Tice has had to put out a public plea to anyone in the Westminster area with a balcony or roof to launch fireworks off instead. Anyone lucky enough to have the property, get in touch…

UPDATE: 

Boris’s Bonkers ‘Bung a Bob for a Big Ben Bong’ Bid Binned

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Farage Defends Strategy in the Wake of Four MEP Defectors

 

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Focus Group Student Thought Nigel Farage is a Lib Dem

In a moment that will bring Westminster obsessives down to earth, one of the undecided voters in the Victoria Derbyshire live focus group this morning revealed she thought Nigel Farage was a Lib Dem.

Rhys, an 18-year-old student, said Nigel was like a bird because “he was part of the Lib Dems, and I like where they’re going with things, how they’re kind of focussed…” A good reminder why politicians need to incessantly repeat messages to get cut though…

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Farage: Brexit Party Can’t Win This Election

Nigel Farage was more honest than Jo Swinson on the campaign trail in Workington this morning, telling the audience that his party was not going to win the election. Perhaps revealing why he isn’t standing…

“You know, I thought watching yesterday Jo Swinson stand up and say I could be the next Prime Minister, I mean it’s funny, I suppose, but it just had no credibility and the same goes for the Brexit party. We can’t win this election”

He went on to say that he wants the Brexit party to hold the balance of power in Parliament –  a tough feat given shows the party won’t win any seats. They’re more likely to just hurt Tory chances in the seats Boris needs to gain a majority…

Three Brexit Party candidates had already stood down. Today, a fourth, Truro & Falmouth’s Paul Wood, has joined them standing aside and endorsing the Tory candidate as “sound”. The Tories’ campaign may not have got off to a great start, but it looks like the Brexit Party’s won’t even get off the starting line…

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Farage’s Former Workington Candidate Says he’s “Working Against an Achievable Brexit”

The fight for the ‘Workington Man’ vote is already set to be the key battleground for Boris’s route to a majority. With his tanks touring northern marginal seats this week, Farage is today also joining the fight for Workington’s pro-Brexit, disaffected Labour voters. You can’t say he isn’t Workington hard…

Unfortunately for Farage, many Brexiteers disagree with his strategy; and whilst he has not yet announced any plans to defect, his former Workington Candidate, Philip Walling, on Monday quote Tweeted a Katy Hopkins video; saying “I agree” to Hopkins’ argument Farage “is working against an achievable Brexit” and it’s time to “#BackBoris’.

Guido’s not sure whether Farage will be more annoyed at the deal disloyalty from Walling or the tacit endorsement of Hopkins…

UPDATE: Guido has seen an email from the Brexit Party confirming that they had removed Philip Walling yesterday November 5, and installed David Walker instead. Walker spoke at the party’s event today in support of Farage’s position.

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