A clock that counts until Britain leaves the European Union on January 31 is projected onto Downing Street as part of government plans for the occasion.
Striking such a delicate balance has proved tricky, especially after top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed by USA air strikes earlier this month.
The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of this month, but the EU has already started to make threats, suggesting that the willingness of European leaders to agree on a trade deal depends on whether the UK Uni continues to comply with EU regulations - which themselves could prevent the UK from signing FTAs with other countries.
Johnson was on vacation in the Caribbean at the time and was initially silent.
Asked what would happen if Britain does not sign up to such stipulations, he said: "It will be very hard to have a broad free trade agreement at that moment".More news: Nvidia cuts price of GeForce RTX 2060 FE to US$299 - Graphics
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to urge his ministers not to be distracted from the real political agenda by "touring studios" and similar motions aimed at boosting their own profiles, The Guardian reported based on its sources, adding that otherwise, they could be sacked in a massive Cabinet purge expected to happen in the next few weeks.
The House of Commons commission, which organises the running of parliament, had said the bell was "unlikely" to sound at 11pm on 31 January, the moment Brexit officially happens, in part due to the estimated cost of £500,000 to make it happen.
"I can not imagine that the European Parliament will agree, for example on an FTA (Free Trade Agreement), without solving the problem and the concerns of the EU citizens and United Kingdom citizens".
Johnson raised his eyebrows on Tuesday when he said replacing the deal with a "Trump Deal" was "a great way forward". "We have to see that", he said.
But just hours later Britain joined Paris and Berlin in insisting it remained committed to the nuclear deal and would not join "a campaign to implement maximum pressure against Iran" championed by Trump.More news: Facts About Alyssa Nakken, the First Female Coach in MLB History
Simon Usherwood of the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey noted that despite occasional rhetoric, Johnson "was more in line with the European approach". "A lot is about labeling things the way Trump might like them, even if the substance doesn't really change".
Britain is also under intense pressure from Washington not to allow Huawei, which the U.S. believes is susceptible to Beijing's control, to develop its domestic 5G network.
The British Government wished to restart Big Ben for one day because now, the iconic clock is going through a massive refurbishment programme.
The buildings around Whitehall will also be lit up and Union Jacks are supposed to be flown on all the flag poles in Parliament Square.More news: National Archives Censors Images Containing Protest Signs Critical of Trump