There’ll Be Bonging This Christmas

Good news; from tomorrow until New Year’s Day Big Ben’s bonging will be heard across SW1. That means the New Year’s Eve fireworks display will be set off from the London Eye as normal on the bong. Despite Brexit…

On the Hour: Sun & Guardian Vie for Big Ben Stunt

The Sun drove a model of Big Ben on the back of a truck equipped with loudspeakers round parliament square. Simultaneously the Guardian’s wags tweeted:

How long will this go on?

Watch & Hear for Last Chime

Crowd of smartphone monkeys gathers for Big Ben silencing…

May: Big Ben Bong Ban Wrong

Theresa May says the ban on Big Ben bonging is wrong. Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand sides with health and safety:

“If we have to miss Big Ben in reality for a while so that work can be done, well, that’s something we have to go through. It’s not a national disaster or catastrophe.”

Big Ben is still bonging but it’s a quiet day in Westminster…

Headline courtesy of @ConorPope

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Quote of the Day

In response to the news that Emily Thornberry described the Lib Dems as “like the Taliban” over their new revoke Article 50 Brexit policy, the former Lib Dem leader responded:

“Come on Emily, if we really were like a Middle East terrorist group, don’t you think Jeremy would’ve invited us to a conference fringe meeting before now?”

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