‘Brexit’ sightseeing tour of London offered by New York Times journalists
A pint in a pub near Parliament is part of the six-day tour.
Tourists are being offered the chance to spend thousands of pounds on a “Brexit” tour of London by the New York Times.
Journalists from the newspaper’s London bureau will lead visitors on a £6,000 “Brexit means Brexit” trip around the city, taking in key sights such as the Houses of Parliament, the City of London, the Supreme Court and the British Library to view Magna Carta.
The six-day tour, which includes a pint in a pub near Parliament, offers to examine “the historic implications of a historic vote”, according to a statement on the New York Times Journeys website.
The news provoked mixed responses from campaigners on both sides.
Ardent Tory Brexiteer Philip Hollobone, who is standing for re-election in Kettering, told the Press Association: “If the world is finally getting the message that Britain is leaving the EU and this issue is not going to be revisited in a second referendum then that is a good thing.
“Two things to understand – first is it is really happening and second is it will be a good thing for Britain.”
James McGrory, co-executive director of the pro-EU Open Britain campaign, joked that American tourists could capitalise on economic uncertainty after the EU vote.
He said: “The good news for anyone thinking of visiting Britain is that they will have plenty of spending money, as the pound has collapsed by over 10% against the dollar since the Brexit vote.
“Hard Brexit might be putting jobs at risk and sending prices rising, but it sure works out for American tourists.”