‘Brexit means Brexit’ tour of London offered to Americans… for a mere $6K
Prime Minister Theresa May has repeated the mantra “Brexit means Brexit” since the majority of Britons voted for the UK to withdraw from the EU in June last year.
The all-inclusive, six-day trip being offered by one of America’s most famous publications as part of its ‘Times Journeys’ travel service will allow people to "to discuss Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the financial, legal and social implications for Britain, Europe and the world," as they tour around the city’s iconic sites.
The trip, being offered for the eye-watering cost of $5,995 (£4,600) will start with a tour of Westminster by a London School of Economics history graduate, followed by a “typical pub lunch and a pint at a local pub frequented by members of Parliament.”
Visitors, accompanied throughout by Steve Erlanger, the London bureau chief of the New York Times, will then queue to attend one of the debates in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords, before they retreat to their four-star St. Ermin's Hotel in Westminster.
The next day, US tourists will have the chance to take a stroll in the City of London, the capital’s financial district, while on day four, they will have the chance to attend a discussion on foreign affairs, which will include the much-debated topic of expats’ rights post-Brexit.
Day five includes a tour of the Magna Carta room at the British Library, to view the 800-year-old document that many believe set the foundations for democracy.
But people have taken to social media platforms to mock the journey over its extortionate fees, with UK residents offering to be hosts instead.
I can offer a very reasonable tour of north-east London for £3000 & I'll throw in a meal featured in the Guardian: https://t.co/qJTNoAQXmN— Stephen Bush (@stephenkb) May 9, 2017
NY Times offering Brexit-themed tour of London for $6,000. Interested? I can offer a 'local version' for $5,750 https://t.co/iAg0SOwnGP— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) May 9, 2017
Alternatively, very happy to take out an American in London for a bottle of wine and a pack of pork scratchings https://t.co/hh6qMKc60q— Lianna Brinded (@LiannaBrinded) May 9, 2017
Others were just baffled at the peculiarity of the trip.
Those unable to attend the NYT Brexit tour...I will be happy to provide a 6 day "Trump's America Tour" this fall.— Austin Lee (@austinklee) May 9, 2017