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Should Big Ben Chime to mark the EU exit on the 31st Jan?

Should Big Ben Chime to mark the EU exit on the 31st Jan?

  • Yes

    Votes: 21 28.8%
  • No

    Votes: 29 39.7%
  • Don't care

    Votes: 23 31.5%

  • Total voters
    73
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DHarrison1221

Standard Member
BBC News has reported this would cost £500,000 - is it really worth it when that money, along with the majority spend within Parliament could be used for better things?
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
Two points from an interview on Eddie Mair's LBC show.

1. It was well known there was an intention for Big Ben to be used for this. Note when this thread started. There are rumours in westminster the clapper has been removed on the order of remainers to sabotage that.

2. What is Boris/the government doing? They were elected to "get Brexit done" and then they won a large majority. Why isn't the government doing anything?
 

Cliff

Distinguished Member
2. What is Boris/the government doing? They were elected to "get Brexit done" and then they won a large majority. Why isn't the government doing anything?
It has gone rather quiet, considering we are leaving in just over a couple of weeks. Why no reports from Brussels etc. Should we be worried?
 
It really isn’t that much money. I mean a decent football player will earn more than that in a week.

London’s Fireworks cost £2.3m to London. (Net cost). And that is a recurring event. You could argue that Sadiq Khan better should divert that money to the ...

We don’t celebrate enough.
 

rustybin

Distinguished Member
It really isn’t that much money. I mean a decent football player will earn more than that in a week.

London’s Fireworks cost £2.3m to London. (Net cost). And that is a recurring event. You could argue that Sadiq Khan better should divert that money to the ...

We don’t celebrate enough.
It's about the cost of a decent second-hand MRI machine. Salford Royal doesn't have one at all (it's broken and has been for - no idea how long). The money could be spent on that - that would be worthy of a celebration so that people don't have to have an MRI scan in a portable scanning machine in Bury Hospital Car Park.
 

Bigfingers

Distinguished Member
It's about the cost of a decent second-hand MRI machine. Salford Royal doesn't have one at all (it's broken and has been for - no idea how long). The money could be spent on that - that would be worthy of a celebration so that people don't have to have an MRI scan in a portable scanning machine in Bury Hospital Car Park.
Strange, I had a family member have an mri at Salford Royal last August.
 

rustybin

Distinguished Member
So the top and bottom is, you have no idea what your talking about.
I had an appointment to have an MRI at Salford Royal in September. It was cancelled because the machine was broken.

I had it rescheduled for October. It was cancelled because the machine was broken.

It was then rescheduled for December in Bury (in a portable scanning station in the carpark).

I think you'll find I know exactly what I'm talking about.

I said I didn't know how long it was broken for - and it could well be fixed by now.

The fact is I waited almost 4 months for an MRI because the machine was broken.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
There are a lot of good charities who could use that half million.
 

Bigfingers

Distinguished Member
I had an appointment to have an MRI at Salford Royal in September. It was cancelled because the machine was broken.

I had it rescheduled for October. It was cancelled because the machine was broken.

It was then rescheduled for December in Bury (in a portable scanning station in the carpark).

I think you'll find I know exactly what I'm talking about.

I said I didn't know how long it was broken for - and it could well be fixed by now.

The fact is I waited almost 4 months for an MRI because the machine was broken.
It could be broken for any number of reasons. They could be waiting for a part hard to source for example. It could have nothing to do with finances.

More to the point, what has this got to do with marking the exit of the EU?
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
A fatuous response.
 

rustybin

Distinguished Member
It could be broken for any number of reasons. They could be waiting for a part hard to source for example. It could have nothing to do with finances.

More to the point, what has this got to do with marking the exit of the EU?
I thought it was a thread about how public money could be better spent.

We've already established that private money can be spent on fireworks, walking down the streets with bells or whatever people want to do on 31st Jan.

I'll probably get a takeaway.
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
Like who gives a flying fudge what they think:rolleyes:

You put it out to tender and you'd be trampled in the stampede to get to Big Ben.:D
 
It's about the cost of a decent second-hand MRI machine. Salford Royal doesn't have one at all (it's broken and has been for - no idea how long). The money could be spent on that - that would be worthy of a celebration so that people don't have to have an MRI scan in a portable scanning machine in Bury Hospital Car Park.
So with the London fireworks you can buy five every year ;)
 

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