Thousands lodge complaints over Britain's 'tacky' Olympics handover ceremony
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... emony.html
Strangely, they use BBC as a benchmark for the complaints.
The BBC forums were so busy moderators had to close them down to make space for new debates.
Two hundred comments on the corporation's website were censored because they were obscene.
Outrageous, eh, Daily Mail! And how many comments do you have to censor because they're obscene. Or homophonic, racist or overstep the mark.
Over to the comments that did make it through:
I watched this in a bar in Portugal and the place was in uproar at our 8 mins of fame,with comments of "nenhuma maravilha você pode viver aqui (no wonder you came to live here)"
Like someone said the UK will never be able to compete with the chinese,as they only work 41/2 days a week,take numerous coffee breaks,moan about human rights and political correctness,and by the end of the week cannot even stand in a straight line.
Just about spot on i think......Then to top it off someone gets stabbed to death at the ceremony in London,good start eh?
- Gaz, Alentejo,Portugal, 27/8/2008 11:07
Yes, Gaz, you can speak Portugese. Lifted straight from the Mail Ex-pat Phrasebook?
im sorry but how sad do you have to be to ring up the bbc to complain about something like this
- sarah, wakefield uk, 27/8/2008 8:31
About as sad as bothering to post a comment on the Mail's website complaining about it?
Come on, people! Did we really expect anything tasteful? After all, this is Nu Labour's Britain we live in. We've sold any tradition we've ever had down the river years ago for the sake of appeasing every socialists PC whim and we've taken it lying down.
- G Burman, London, 27/8/2008 8:36
Given it involved Biffo Johnson, I very much doubt it represents or symbolises anything to do with NuLabour...
Boris is good, a typical funny englishman. He is just what we want.
But whats Beckham doing there?
- Roy Hutchison, LONDON UK, 27/8/2008 9:10
Yeah, politicians always welcome to carry flags, especially if they're Tory, hurrah. But a FOOTBALLER?! A world-famous, high-profile, instant-recogniseable FOOTBALLER, at an OLYMPIC CEREMONY?! God, that is a tenuous link, isn't it?
One fair voice:
What a whinging bunch we have become. My initial reaction to the superb venue the Chinese have provided was also,"follow that London". But then seeing the handover party, not so much the party itself, but the superb views across our Captitals skyline, the History & Culture contained therein, our great Palaces, historically, the birthplace of modern western civilisation, and of democracy itself, I felt we have so muh as a free nation to show the world, be proud of & invite them to see.
As for Boris, we should also be proud of him. Unlike most of our politicians,he is far more open & honest, & says what he thinks, not just seeking media approval & soundbites. If he is typical of a Conservative politician (government), & with our great Capital, we truely have much too look forward to - & be proud of.
- R.Page, Scunthorpe, UK, 27/8/2008 9:34