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People may be able to donate money towards the cost of making Big Ben chime when the UK leaves the EU, Boris Johnson has said.

The prime minister told BBC Breakfast that getting the famous bell to ring at 23:00 GMT on 31 January would cost £500,000, but said some form of crowdfunding might be possible.

The bell was temporarily silenced in 2017 for refurbishment of the tower.

A bid to get the bell-ringing enshrined in law was dismissed last week.

An amendment to the PM’s Brexit bill, which would have required it to chime on Brexit Day, was not selected for a vote in the House of Commons.

“We’re working up a plan so people can

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