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Big Ben to fall silent

Steve
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Big Ben to fall silent

Except for important events like New Year and remembrance Sunday. If I were to put on my tin foil hat I can't help but wonder if they are changing the frequency and vibrations for some form of mind control...... Find out in the year 2021.

 

http://news.sky.com/video/digi-194554mo-big-ben-square-social-videomov-10989035

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Shame they're wasting Billions of tax payers cash on the refurb.They should sell it off.

They could use all the tower blocks that have been evacuated since Grenfell to rehouse the vermin...
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What's new. They waste 46 million just thinking about having a bridge with a few trees on it.

Imaginary Bridge

It's easy when it's someone else's money.

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Maybe they should do crowdfunding, that way when no one donates cash to them they might get the hint.

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They should employ someone with a megaphone in the tower to imitate the chimes of the bells on the hour & every quarter hour, just so it's not too silent... Grin

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Surprised they haven't sampled the bell sound and set up a few large speakers for the durationWink

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Sounds a simple enough idea but I've no doubt that if it was arranged by the government it would cost several millions and still fail to work.

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Update: Theresa May has attacked plans for Big Ben to be kept silent for four years while restoration work takes place. 

 the Prime Minister has called on Commons Speaker John Bercow to "urgently" review the plans.

She said: "Of course we want to ensure people's safety at work but it can't be right for Big Ben to be silent for four years.

"And I hope that the Speaker, as the chairman of the House of Commons commission, will look into this urgently so that we can ensure that we can continue to hear Big Ben through those four years."

http://news.sky.com/story/big-ben-may-not-be-silent-for-four-years-after-all-10990717

 

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Well if its gonna be useless for 4 years they might as well do the standard thing - sell it off as scrap. Thats their typical policy isn't it.

Not like anyone will really miss it.. unlike the aircraft carriers and harriers that many of us do miss.

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If only someone would silence TM for 4 years, or better still permanently...

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7up wrote:

Not like anyone will really miss it..

I will miss it - when I'm up that waySmiley

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DaveyH wrote:

If only someone would silence TM for 4 years, or better still permanently...


I thought that about Cameron a few times lol

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Given the wide availability of FTTP and 1 Gbps symmetric networks in the UK, "they" should close both the Houses of Parliament and use video conference  and "remote meetings" from the local offices of the politicians.

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To all the Daily Mail lovers of the forum this ones for you. DM3.png

 

Common Sense can be found hear if you need it  https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/debunking-daily-mails-big-ben-front-page-not-health-safety-go...

 

According to the Guardian the House of Commons commission says plans to silence London landmark for renovation work will go ahead despite PM’s objection.

 

Oh dear....

 

 

 

 

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http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/08/parliament-spent-130000-on-pest-control-last-year/

 

Yet there's still 650 of the [-Censored-] infesting the commons....