January 16, 2020 3.18 pm This story is over 46 months old

Lincoln Cathedral: No plans to ‘bong for Brexit’

People are trying to raise £500,000 to get Big Ben to ring out

Lincoln Cathedral has no plans to ring out the bells to mark the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

The UK formally leaves the EU at 11pm on Friday, January 31 and Leave.EU led calls for churches to ring the bells the following morning.

Leave.EU said: “February 1 will be the most momentous morning in British history since the glorious day in 1945 when our country celebrated victory over the Nazi regime in Germany.

“That’s why we’re today calling on churches across the country to do what they did then and mark the first morning of our independence with the sound of bells ringing.”

However, a spokesperson for the cathedral told The Lincolnite that there are “no plans to ring the bells” and believes that’s unlikely to change without a command from higher up.

The Lincolnite approached Lincoln MP Karl McCartney, an ardent Brexiteer, for a comment but he was unavailable at the time of writing.

It also follows a campaign sparked by calls from PM Boris Johnson to crowdfund £500,000 to get Big Ben, which is undergoing refurbishment, to bong for Brexit.