11 gun salute at 11pm on 31st January 2020 if Big Ben bongs are unavailable

At 11pm on Friday 31st January 2020 Britain is due to finally cease membership of the dictatorial European Union.
It has been a long time coming; it was a mistake to have joined the EU on 1st January 1973 when it was known at the outset that the organisation was controlled by unelected officials and not democratic. The proposed single European currency for diverse national economies was economically unworkable.
Jean Monnet, considered to be the chief founding father of the European Union, allegedly stated in a letter of 30 April 1952:
“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”
After quitting as the EU’s Chief Accountant, Marta  Andreasen was on record as damning the EU as being:
“Unnecessary, lawless, corrupt, mistaken, undemocratic, bureaucratic, over-regulated and, ultimately, unworkable.”
The hourly chiming of Big Ben at the historic moment of 11pm on 31st January 2020, while renovations to the bell mechanism are being undertaken, will apparently cost half a million pounds (notwithstanding that there was no problem with Big Ben tolling one month ago to mark the New Year!). A recording of Big Ben tolling 11pm could be broadcast from loudspeakers at the top of Elizabeth Tower, but that appears to have been rejected. Therefore, an 11-gun artillery salute might be a suitable alternative to Big Ben bongs, if fired at intervals matching when Big Ben would have tolled. An artillery salute is respectful, visual and makes an emotional impact.
By Kevan Stafford
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  1. Televising such night-time artillery salute would make a dramatic sight and sound for the whole nation, and could be displayed on giant screens in Parliament Square for the benefit of those celebrating Brexit in person. A countdown digital clock could be included on screen as the seconds tick by towards eleven o’clock, followed by mighty flashes and booms of artillery in close-up – either on their own or else in conjunction with recorded Big Ben bongs. More stirring than the usual fireworks!

  2. if the guns are the ones featured on the photo above aim them at City Hall London SE1 to evict Sadiq Khan London’s pompous islamist Mayor

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