Muted crowdfunding support for ‘Bung a bob for a Big Ben bong’ on Brexit night

Boris Johnson’s “bung a bob for a Big Ben bong” proposal to get the bell to ring on Brexit night is attracting muted support on crowdfunding websites.

Leave campaigners’ calls for churches to chime across the nation when the UK leaves the EU at 11pm on January 31 were also being met with opposition.

Bell-ringing representatives released a statement to say they do not endorse the act to be carried out in churches “for political reasons” such as Brexit.

Big Ben has been silenced since 2017 with renovations under way, but ardent…
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