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Big Ben is going away. It will be renamed after the Queen in an attempt to match the only other Diamond Jubilee, when the other end of Westminster was renamed Victoria Tower.

I guess there is some symmetry in that, though about as much as the unveiling of Bush 43's portrait, a George W. at each end.

...And

"England swings like a pendulum do,
Bobbies on bicycles, two-by-two,
Westminster Abbey the tower of Big Ben,
The rosy red cheeks of the little children"

...Just won't work anymore.
They can do whatever the hell they deem expedient, I don't care. I'll always know it as Big Ben, and nothing official is going to change that.
Yes, just like Sears Tower.
Elizabeth Tower won't ring me a bell. For me too it will always be Big Ben.

Anyway, I wonder which one will stay longer: The Queen Elizabeth or the tower?
I'd bet for the Queen. She looks immortal.