Others also pointed out that Theresa May saw fit to condemn renovation works on Big Ben, and not the President of the United States, who failed spectacularly to condemn white supremacist and neo-Nazis after they clashed violently with protesters in Virginia.
Things Theresa May condemns:
Big Ben not chiming while it gets essential repairs
Things she won't condemn:
Donald Trump defending Nazis
There has been the most enormous of nonsense talked about this. Colleagues saying The House of Commons Commission is achieving something that even the Luftwaffe couldn't achieve, stopping Big Ben.
Big Ben was silenced for maintenance in 2007, it was refurbished between '83 and '85, it blew up in 1976 and was offline for a little while.
All I would say about it is I look forward to getting back to September and back down to business and I think when you see the footage tomorrow of our colleagues who gather at the foot of Big Ben you will not see too many colleagues who have careers ahead of them.
So really what you have is a load of MPs posturing over an issue only a few people in London care about.
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