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Boris Johnson backs away from Big Ben Brexit bong bonanza: 'There are potential difficulties'

Credit: Independent- Published on January 16, 2020
Boris Johnson appears to have backed away from expensive plans to make Big Ben bong to mark the moment Brexit happens, with Number 10 citing "potential difficulties".
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Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on January 14, 2020 -  00:45
UK to leave the EU with a bong - but cash needed
The 13.7-tonne bell has been largely silent since 2017 while renovation works are carried out on the Elizabeth Tower which houses it, sounding only for important events such as New Year's Eve celebrations.

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