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Rebecca Ryan is the Founder of StandUp4Brexit.

It shouldn’t have taken this long. On the 23rd June 2016, the British people voted to leave the EU, and they expected the result to be immediately actioned.

What followed took even the most hardened cynics by surprised. The protests, the court battles. The foot-dragging. The Establishment, which seemed prepared to do anything to avoid honouring the will of the electorate. At times, the picture looked bleak – but with their characteristic fortitude, ordinary British men and women never gave up.

And, now, Brexit Day is almost upon us. It is a glorious victory for Brexiteers; it is a glorious victory for everybody who respects democracy. Crucially, it is a glorious victory for our country – which will now be free to charter its own course, as an independent nation once again.

This golden moment must be celebrated – and what better way to celebrate than with Big Ben chiming in our bold and brilliant new future? Big Ben is an iconic timepiece, arguably the most famous clock in the world. And it sits in London, one of the greatest cities in the world, overlooking our Mother of Parliaments. It’s a magnificent, historic symbol.

It’s only right that Big Ben should Bong For Brexit – but, to make it happen, we’re going to need your help. Due to Big Ben’s ongoing refurbishment, special measures would have to be put in place to deliver this – and that could cost up to £500,000. That is why we have established this Go Fund Me, where members of the public can help raise the money we need to Get Big Ben Bonging.

Spearheading our campaign is Mark Francois, the Deputy Chairman of the ERG, who says that “there have always been some in the British establishment who have sought to frustrate Brexit, however they can”.

“But as the referendum and the general election emphatically demonstrated, the people have always triumphed in the end. This campaign allows the British public to beat the bureaucrats once again – to ensure that we properly celebrate becoming a free country.”

Howeverm there is one catch. Due to the lead time to make the necessary preparations, we need to try and have the money raised by the end of this weekend. That gives us four days.

That may seem like a tough target – but donations are already rolling in. Brexit has always been about Brexiteers getting together to outmanoeuvre the Establishment. This was at the heart of the success of my Stand Up 4 Brexit Campaign, and it’s ordinary British people who are at the heart of Brexit.

So let’s get together, and properly celebrate our victory. If 50,000 people each gave £10, we’d hit our target. And you can rest assured that, if our target is exceeded, all the left-over money will go to Help for Heroes. It’s win-win.  Please, Brexiteers – help us outmanoeuvre the Establishment gain. Brexit Day is nearly here. We owe it to ourselves – to our country, and the world – to mark the occasion in style.

The link to our campaign website is here.

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