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Old 22 May 2005, 09:26   #1
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Political correctness gone too far

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4570301.stm

"A re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar will not be a "French-bashing" opportunity, the Royal Navy has said.

Instead of the British taking on a French/Spanish fleet at next month's event to mark the battle's bicentenary a "red" force will take on a "blue".

Navy organisers fear visiting officials may be embarrassed at seeing their side beaten, The Sunday Times reported."

I bet if THEY had won it would be a different story!!!

I think that is the MAIN thing wrong with this country - patriotism is seen as a dirty word - in the USA everyone is proud to fly their flag and they sing their National Anthem at the first opportunity.
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I like this quote from the article:

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One event sponsor said: "Surely 200 years on we can afford to gloat a bit."
Are you travelling down for the Trafalgar 200 events?
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Are you travelling down for the Trafalgar 200 events?
Would love to but just don't have time to breathe at the moment - have taken over another company and am flat out and broke - will be the same when I get my RIB - flat out and broke!!!
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have taken over another company...
That'll be the codprawn group of companies taking over the world then! When do you float on the stock exchange?
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