Comments on: Britain’s shaken reputation http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lightharry http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/#comment-1262 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:13:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=437#comment-1262 From outside of the UK the British Star looks very good. Have a look at China today, their investment is sitting there collecting dust. The British show has impressed everyone who saw it. The fact that the British Army managed to move troops into place in a short period of time is a logistical master piece. Try the same thing in Germany or the USA. I really do not think that having Blackwater mercenaries doing the security is the right way to go. Where I do fault the British is letting Romney into the country without going through the UK Health inspection.

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By: Urban_Guerilla http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/#comment-1261 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:11:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=437#comment-1261 It most certainly was stupid.

British people and papers are habitually cynical about everything. But when outsiders get involved, that is another matter. It’s like:- “I can say what I like about my sister, you can’t”. And he came right into my house to say it.

The function of this trip is to make Romney look presidential on the world stage. If nothing got written about it, that would be fine. The fact that he can’t even get good press in the UK shows him as useless in the extreme with allies.

How will that win him votes?

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By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/#comment-1260 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:46:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=437#comment-1260 “a place whose tolerance of radical Islamism spills over into fatally dangerous carelessness”

Britons complain quietly about the overruning of their country by foreigners; a few complain loudly, but nothing is stopping it. It’s sad to see this once proud and great country so unassertive and passive.

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/#comment-1259 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:18:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=437#comment-1259 “Londonistan” – love that meme

hail the commonwealth!

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By: Ian_Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/#comment-1256 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:26:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=437#comment-1256 One should be grateful to Mr Lloyd for demonstrating so conclusively that our op-ed writers, at least, are nothing exceptional. Who, out there in the real world, uses a criticism which he himself considers “unfounded” upon which to hang a litany of his own, utterly unrelated gripes?

When were our armed forces ever equipped with what they deserved? Not since at least the Crimea.

Who, except our hacks, ever thought our hacks amounted to anything? Nobody.

Who is immune to the fall-out from Big Bang in the 1980’s? No country.

All Mr Lloyd’s gripes amount to is that we’re a small country who manages to act a bit bigger than we really are. And perhaps only an op-ed writer could distort that into a criticism.

As for any bearing this might have on our ability to hold a festival: well, we’ve twice pulled the Olympics out of the fire when nobody else would, in 1908 and 1948, and in recent decades we’ve twice held the Commonwealth Games (the only other festival that comes close in size) entirely without incident.

One appreciates that Mr Lloyd needs to earn the odd crust, and being codgerly about the Olympics is currently fashionable. But surely he can do better than merely being an icon of the very fall into impotence and slapdash work that so seems to annoy him?

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By: eleno http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/07/30/britains-shaken-reputation/#comment-1255 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=437#comment-1255 Romney was right. Look at all the empty seats, dignitaries tickets sold on the black market and the pathetic attempts to fill the empty seats with soldiers.

Couple that to the almost nauseatingly political correct opening ceremony that does not reflect the reality of Britain.

About as much dignity and graciousness as a sheep shearing competition.

What a mess.

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