Nigel Farage plans a Brexit party in Parliament Square - but invitees will have to pay

PUBLISHED: 18:20 04 January 2020 | UPDATED: 18:45 04 January 2020

Pro Brexit supporters outside parliament. Photograph: Jacob King/PA.

Pro Brexit supporters outside parliament. Photograph: Jacob King/PA.

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Outspoken Brexiteer Nigel Farage has applied to host a party in Parliament Square that could cost in the value of £100,000 - expected to coincide with parliament voting through the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

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The Telegraph reports that Richard Tice and Nigel Farage from the Brexit Party have applied to the Greater London Assembly - which licenses events in the area - to host an event on January 31st which could involve bands, comedians and fireworks.

The event's finish would coincide with a possible ringing of Big Ben at 11pm to mark the UK's departure from the EU - should the proposal from Mark Francois become law and should it be possible to restore the bell in time.

Approximately 5,000 to 10,000 Brexiteers will be invited by Farage - but will be expected to pay for the privilege.

As per other ventures from Tice and Farage, they are hoping to find donors to contribute to the costs.

Pro-Brexit voters outside the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA.Pro-Brexit voters outside the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA.

Announcing his plans Brexit Party leader Farage said: "Jan 31 is a moment to celebrate, when the establishment have been beaten by the people.

"Jan 31 is a moment to celebrate, when the Establishment have been beaten by the people.

"We will invite people from all parties, business figures - they will be asked to join the celebration.

"There will be a few short speeches but they won't be very political.

Pro-Brexit supporters advocate a no-deal Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament. (Yui Mok/PA)Pro-Brexit supporters advocate a no-deal Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament. (Yui Mok/PA)

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"It will be celebratory. There will be music and singing. It will be a good-natured, upbeat, optimistic genuine celebration with no direct political edge whatsoever."

It comes as the government confirmed a festival of Brexit Britain - first proposed by Theresa May - is still expected to take place next year at a cost of £120 million.

The Greater London Assembly will meet to discuss Farage's plans in the coming days.

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