Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people, following Top Gear’s recent filming in Argentina, calling for the BBC to make a public apology. Read full article
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!Oct 21st, 2014 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
This is hysterical! I can't believe she won't let it go. More free publicity for Top Gear and the BBC! and Clarkson (love him or loathe him, not important).
Wnat can she possibly hope to achieve by this? The BBC has a very good understanding of the opinions of the UK public. It will hold a few meetings, make some mealy-mouthed promise that 'it won't happen again' and carry on as before.
I note Ambassador Castro noted the excellent degree of cooperation various ongoing BBC projects continue to enjoy in Argentina, stressing her desire for this to remain the case.
Yup, angry at Clarkson, but still desperate for some hard currency. She has obviously been instructed to make a fuss to statisfy the domestic audience, but not to actually really upset anyone at the BBC.
Ha! She must love that tightrope!
Furthermore, the above article confuses what he actually wrote in some newspapers, and what was then reported second-hand in other publications.
Knickers in a twist Alicia? Masive Fail!
This has me snorting with laughter!
The release concludes saying the Embassy of Argentina awaits a proper response from the BBC.
Oooh! Now there's a threat! Not! haha! 'A proper response'? or what? What exactly? A big sulk?
I can't believe they are making such a mountain out of a molehill.
This can only make Argentina look more foolish.
Absolutely made my day. Cheers Alicia! Now get back down the rabbit-hole to join the rest of the Mad-Hatters in Wonderland.
A BBC spokeswoman said: The BBC has received a complaint and will apply its usual processes.Oct 21st, 2014 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
With all due respect to Ambassador Castro, I take exception to her provocative behavior and offensive remarks towards the UK Government.Oct 21st, 2014 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It is as though she is there only to antagonize and irritate people with stupid ill chosen remarks, rather than to encourage any meaningful dialogue with the British people.
I see she has taken steps at least to beautify her appearance somewhat, but she would be ignored at Copacabana or Ipanema, except on Dias das Bruxas ( Halloween is a recent adoption here ).
As beautiful and attractive as # 60 coarse grit sandpaper.
The Top Gear team will be lapping all of Alicia's BS up and loving it.Oct 21st, 2014 - 11:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Meanwhile in the Falklands some deadbeat applied graffiti around Stanley last week writing things like Malvinas Argentinas on public walls and other erections. Did we throw stones at them? No.
This thread is gonna run and run....Oct 21st, 2014 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Not if you bore us to death like @1....Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Please stick to witty one liners....
I've never been that good with people wading in and telling me what to do.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Bit too independent-minded.
who are you anyway, the interweb police? Or are you going to chase me down the road, hurling rocks, just 'coz you don't like how I roll?
....you missed the TOct 22nd, 2014 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
'coz you don't like how I roll?
Not bad. 6/10. Not actually witty as such tho.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It's only rock and roll. Guess you missed that part. Too subtle.
oooh a formal complaint from a 3rd world country nobody cares about.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 01:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm am sure they will give it all the consideration it deserves.
Wheres the trash can?
Alicia Castro isn't a professional diplomat, if the term has any value at all. The mere fact that she expects to be taken seriously over this issue is ample evidence of that. Britain isn't Venezuela, which is where her career should have ended.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@3Oct 22nd, 2014 - 03:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
She's nae even that bonnie, - That's an old photo of her above.
Beautify her appearance?
Probably Decapitation would be the best option.
She's a tink.
Why cant they get rid of her? we used to expel soviets like it was going out of fashion. She has never indicated a grip on reality, god only knows what she was like as a trolley dolly?Oct 22nd, 2014 - 05:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The trolly dolly strikes again! Has she finally admitted the the islands are called The Falklands and not Malvinas, the number plate is FKL , not a sign of an m. Clearly its not her turn to share the collective brain cell with CFK and Timmerman!Oct 22nd, 2014 - 07:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Oh dear!Oct 22nd, 2014 - 07:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
And it's so not like Argentina to be wallowing gratefully in a grievance and working it for all it's worth.
Perhaps Top Gear could make amends by inviting Ms Castro to appear in the programme? Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, perhaps? They'd have to find another noun, of course, but they could probably re-use that BE11 END number plate.
Just wondering if she will be repeating the lie that the Falklands War was started not by the illegal invasion by Argentinian troops on the Falklands & South Georgia. But instead when we sunk the Belgrano which was a threat to our fleet.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Also the numberplate: H982 FKL,
No problem with that the war Argentina started was 1982 not 982.
Plus Argentina has a silly name for the Falklands.
Did anyone else pick up that the Argentinian nutters also didn't like the other two number plates because the numbers were roughly, and I mean really roughly, close to the numbers killed on both sides.
@3Oct 22nd, 2014 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
There is a saying in the UK that you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear you can try but it won't happen . Poor dear. Did she mention the 20 yr old ( VETERANS ) that stoned Clarkson and crew, thought not.
It just gets better and better - is there ANY other nation in the world that is so thick and full of its own pompous bullshit as Argentina!Oct 22nd, 2014 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
H982 FKL appears on quite a few vehicles in Stanley now and I hear T Shirts are coming on sale as well for the tourists to buy.
Argentina’s ambassador to the UK has made a formal complaint to the BBC about Jeremy Clarkson’s “provocative behaviour” in the recent Top Gear special, and demanded a public apology.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
As usual with Argentina it's always a demand she demanded a public apology
Responses from the British appear to cover a range. There's 'F*** OFF'. Another is 'UP YOURS. PLENTY OF ROOM'. More expansively, there is 'After argentina apologises for invasion, occupation and 258 British deaths'. Also 'Declare the old witch persona non grata and ship it out in a slops bucket' and 'shove her broom where it will do the most good'.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
What's wrong with an ISIL solution? Remove 12 pounds of ugly fat.
Anyway, why is this being reported here? The braindead of latam already subscribe to this. The Brits are laughing their heads off.
But Britain is TOO laid back. A couple of frigates sailing up the River Plate firing to the south? A few Apaches picking out a firing range? Another topsy-turvy argie destroyer?
Lots of comments in The DT yesterday when they ran this piece.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Clearly on the radar of the argie scum but there comments were so farcical it was really funny.
POLLY and Marcos missing so far I see but it's a bit early over here for those planks.
Excuse me?Oct 22nd, 2014 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
A `formal´complain for that absurd, still not totally clear episode?
Somebody has lots of free time in London. I suggest our chavez-loving ambassador to use her time to build better ties with the UK and to concert business for our companies, rather than playing this sad role.
The answer from the Director general of the BBC should be when you formally apologise for the stoning and damage to our equipment and putting the fear of life into our personnel then we will respond in kind only fair I would hasten to add. Persononally I think the BBC will give lip service to the morons of The Dark Country, just as every nation in the WORLD gives lip service regarding the FALKLANDS. Just talk nothing more.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I should have invested in Argentine companies that sell mirrors and smoke generators. I would be a millionaire by now.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Now I don't want to get all tat-for-tat, nit-picky about things, but has Argentina aplogised for the Falklands war yet? Hundreds dead...thousands injured or missing their loved ones....20 thousand line mines scattered over the countryside...Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Come on Alica! Put a little perspective on this, take it on the chin and learn to live with and accept your shameful act and humiliation. Then you can move on.
Her and her empresses compliant will be dealt with professionally and honestly,Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
it will be put on the bottom of CFKs complaint pile [as we are still sorting out the top ]
and it will be recorded and numbered, in this case its number is 21,793 from the top...lol
@25Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Maybe you should send her one of those mines as a reminder. Deactivated, of course...
Apologise for invading. Mining. That Olympic advert. The footballer's banner. The cruise ships.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Then give us a bell.
What a lieing piece of shite.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
She doesn't even have the mediocre IQ required to pick lies that are not easily disprovable. Come on Argentina you must be able to do better than this or has your education system completely broken down for the last 5 decades.
@29Oct 22nd, 2014 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The probability is that you are correct, she has to do something for her board and lodgings in the UK. Shame really as when I worked in Argentina I met some very intelligent people, my ex wife was one. She must have been because she divorced me LMAO, but I was forever covering up for her lies, must be in the genes.
Massive Bun-fight raging on the Comment Is Free discussion boards of The Guardian right nowOct 22nd, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@31 ilsenOct 22nd, 2014 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Any sign of Pablo Cedron ?
Just bought a number plate which I thought was quite apt, AR 5 HOL, actually isOct 22nd, 2014 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Argentine Republic 5 Howls Of Laughter. I just had to. Any mention of the stone throwing Veterans in her letter, no, thought not she should apologise for those miscreants.
Another excuse for Argentina politico- publicity stunts.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
33 golfcronieOct 22nd, 2014 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
AR S HOL would be better for Ambassador Castro
@35Oct 22nd, 2014 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Was trying to buy the plate AR 4 HOL but Jeremy beat me to it ( Argentine Republic four ( for) Howls Of Laughter
@11Oct 22nd, 2014 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I think any incident from a private citizen that affects bilateral relations is indeed the purview of the respective governments.
BBC needs to learn they have no freedom of speech in Argentina, no foreign media has that privilege.
@Nostrum of NostrolL Are you idiots not embarrassed with this ginger headed bird??????? or is producing dizzy corrupt Argentine birds just part of your culture???? One really must feel sorry for you poor people,perhaps you should take a look at what a London based Argentine thinks about the lovely Alicia http://taboofart.com/2013/08/28/the-embarrassing-argentine-ambassador-to-the-uk-alicia-castro/Oct 22nd, 2014 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And all the insults over the years that Argentina has put out, and they have the cheek to complain.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
THE EXCEPTION PROVES THE RULE: There some nice people in Argentina. In my 24 years there I found them, two or three a year . . . The rest? No class. Social bottom feeders. Crooks. They are proud of their viveza criolla, their brand of sly back-stabbing to get away with hurting others to gain personal advantage.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Alicia, Alicia, who the F*uck is Alicia.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
She goes on about 40 UN resolutions supporting RG land. Well those C24 resolutions are meaningless.
Just ask Ban, 'I don't think Security Council members are breaching ANY 'relevant' UN resolutions.'
Argentina makes formal complaint to BBC about Jeremy ClarksonOct 22nd, 2014 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ha, ha, ha!!!! agentina wants to make a formal about Jeremy Clarkson???
Get to the back of the queue!!
and what about that retarded comment at 37 from Tobi??
I think any incident from a private citizen that affects bilateral relations is indeed the purview of the respective governments
I would just like to say that nothing that J.C has done has affected bilateral relations. I would say that a rent-a-mob, throwing stones and trying to burn the cars of a British film crew who were trying to film a program in the country ( and create a bit of free publicly for you ) would affect bilateral relations.
They should read out her letter on points of view alongside other such crap as countryfile not being country enough and period dramas using the wrong type of frilly lace on costumes.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
BBC needs to learn they have no freedom of speech in Argentina, no foreign media has that privilege.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Is there honestly a law in Argentina that defines who has freedom of speech and who doesn't? Why would that not surprise me?
@43Oct 22nd, 2014 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I totally agree. That would be perfect.
For those that don't know Points of View is a very genteel, Sunday afternoon type short consumer feedback show. Where viewers can write in with petty but often unintentionally amusing complaints about the BBC.
As Juan said, like having the wrong sort of cutlery placements in Downtown Abbey. Or a newsreader wearing a rather garish tie when announcing a sombre news story.
That would be great to see.
A Mrs Castro has written from London as she is most upset at the tone of one of the presenters in popular motoring show Top Gear etc etc.
With a nice 'sad-face' photo of her clutching her pearls, all discombobulated like.
all of which reminds me.......Oct 22nd, 2014 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Who do more people listen to / take notice of?
A world wide BBC TV program about cars
Some ding bat, loop-the-loop, 2nd rate, zany Ambassador from some corrupt, tin pot, 3rd world country?
well done trolley dolly, well done!! J.C et al will be dining out on your embarrassment FOR YEARS!!
At Christmas the WHOLE WORLD is going to see what a f**ked up load of idiots argentinians are. You can bet, knowing Top Gear, they are going to milk this one for all it is worth. They are going to make sarcastic comments and ridicule you to the whole world AND it will be watched by MILLIONS...... so well done, You've thrown your boomerang and it is about to hit you on the back of your head!!!
Hey you fine Falklanders and Brits!! Where can I get my tshirt that says, Las Malvinas Siempre Seran Argentinas! Anyone? I really want to wear it on base.......Oct 22nd, 2014 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@47Oct 22nd, 2014 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You can buy one in BA if you can find one, none of us gives a fuck. You would be licked to death by the nuclear penguins in the FALKLANDS if you wore one there. We don't do stoning that went a long time ago in the middle Ages.
@46Oct 23rd, 2014 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I still think that you think that argies think for a moment about what you think or the rest of the word thinks.
@37Oct 23rd, 2014 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It's all about interpretation Toby. Your ambassador has CHOSEN to be offended, in defiance of the known facts. It's HER decision - not the BBC's that has made this an incident that from a private citizen that affects bilateral relations.
Which is why I stand by my post @11. Do you appreciate the distinction?
Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people,..........Oct 23rd, 2014 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It's taken them this long to decide to lodge a formal complaint - I guess they don't think to fast. But we are dealing with a crowd who believe they can borrow money from the world and not pay it back, conduct a brutal invasion and occupation of a neighbouring territory and then complain when they get evicted, and stone passing conquistadors.
For a crowd that has demonstrated a hide thicker than and elephant's, they sure can get offended easy!
@47Oct 23rd, 2014 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Gosh, I thought US airmen normally wore uniform on base?
And do you really need help from Falklanders and Brits to figure out where to get a t-shirt printed?
I'm beginning to get seriously concerned about the competence of the United States Air Force, it seems to increasingly resemble the Argentine Navy.
Perhaps Argentina should apologise for invading the Falkland's,Oct 23rd, 2014 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
before they demand apologies..
Clarkson is now in trouble with ISIS. He said on radio that the Beatles I want to Hold your hand was his favourite song of all time.Oct 23rd, 2014 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The track was released in 1963 which is only 1 away from 1964 which is just 1,500 different from 464, which is the number of ISIS fighters killed by air strikes in the first month of bombing by the U.S. and its allies.
His clever like ggs schoolboy mocking should not be allowed. This lack of respect for ISIS and its feelings and rights is disgraceful and he should apologise.
Next week why Clarkson should apologise to dog owners because his favourite colour is blue.
The BBC produced this famous episode of Faulty Towers .Oct 23rd, 2014 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It's called The Germans and every British poster on here will have seen it .
60 million people died in WWII .
Do you really think they give a flying f*ck about the hurt feelings of the aggressors in the South Atlantic in 1982 ?
Argentina started the war and 600 people died as a direct consequence .
45 ilsenOct 23rd, 2014 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Maybe, maybe the Falkland Islanders should make a formal complaint about argentina.........
No reason, just make it through the proper diplomatic channels, job's a good 'un.......
That is supposing that argentina does have proper diplomatic channels of course.
@56Oct 23rd, 2014 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@55Oct 24th, 2014 - 02:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Well, it's the British after all: they (you) don't respect anyone whatsoever.
But boy you do all get up-tight when others insult you!
Pretty pathetic honestly, to dish dirt but then not be able to take some back.
Seems Top Gear is in Australia.Oct 24th, 2014 - 03:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Sorry if this post is seen as anti-Argentine and upsets any other posters.
#58Oct 24th, 2014 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Pretty pathetic honestly, to dish dirt but then not be able to take some back.
I presume you are talking about Argentina.
Nostrils is in hurt mode .... A white flag has been flying over Mendoza , bloody marvellous Oct 24th, 2014 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Well, it's the British after all: they (you) don't respect any/oneOct 24th, 2014 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
but we do respect millions more...lol
58 - pretty funny episode actually, it was an insult to the Krauts and I dont blame them one bit. That is why I am somewhat surprised that all these Brits are lined up with ole Hans Heinkel Bomber about this trivial issue. Most Europeans, Dutch and Frenchmen that I've known can't stand Goosesteppers and I am mild compared to what they say.Oct 24th, 2014 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So why don't other Europeans make shows about the Brits invading Iraq in a war of aggression and conquest?Oct 24th, 2014 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I think it's only fair. If anyone has any clips, please post!
@64Oct 24th, 2014 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Typical Argie wanting us Brits to GOOGLE IT FOR HIM,. lazy twat.
And who gives a damn about what that pathetic excuse for an Ambassador has to say ? tell her to go eat a journalist !Oct 24th, 2014 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@37 Nosy nostrils
BBC needs to learn they have no freedom of speech in Argentina, no foreign media has that privilege......what absolute rubbish...not even the Argentine media has that 'right'....not 'privilege' you pseudo-educated moron.
@58 NosyNostrils....whatever...you're such a twat !
Lol...nostrilsOct 24th, 2014 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
A war of conquest.....PMSL.....remove an unelected dictator who used chemical weapons against his own people, and replace with a democratically elected President, elected in free and fair elections.
Crikey...if that's a conquest....chuckle...maybe there should be a TV show or two.
The next show should be the make believe usurption, that a failed state indoctrinates it's I'll educated and moronic population with
Now that would be hilarious
So why don't other Europeans make shows about the Brits invading Iraq in a war of aggression and conquest?Oct 24th, 2014 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Because they do not have the British sense of humour,
but if one actually sat down and watched what he was moaning abt, one would actually find that other nations DO take the mick out of others.
Apparently argentine television are already making a comedy abt the Muppets of the UN,
and CFK apparently has a staring roll...lol
@68Oct 24th, 2014 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Very good LOL. Would that be staring ( as looking at someone or something for an extended period of time ) or starring ( as in being the lead actress in a movie )????
@63Oct 24th, 2014 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Most Europeans, Dutch and Frenchmen that I've known can't stand Goosesteppers and I am mild compared to what they say.
Were those actual Dutch and Frenchmen, or just Argentines pretending?
Dutch and French don't like Germans? That's a new one for me.Oct 24th, 2014 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Whew this Rg pretending to be an American is way out of his depth.
Does he really think he's fooling anyone?
Yankeeboy or is Captn Poo? You one of the big mouth NYrs too from the East Coast? You can't be Poo, you are way to rational.Oct 24th, 2014 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Anyways read this stuff while you still can...My posts are being censored...Who knew the local town paper would be so quick to censor for being the opposition. They must have checked my IP address and alas found out it is in the US....
@72Oct 25th, 2014 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It's not Mercopress, it's MI6. They're manipulating your posts to make you look like an idiot.
@67Oct 25th, 2014 - 03:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
IT was a war of aggression and conquest, unauthorized and unprovoked since Iraq was not attacking anyone else. You need to apologize and pay the price as a country. That's the facts, sorry about that.
Argentina media should have the right of free press, just not the foreigners. Simple as that. Argentina media is freer than in Britain, I can tell you that much. You are a police state, surveyed, recorded, and videotaped at all times. Your government can do as it pleases and you can't to jack about it. UK is a Paracoloustiocracy.
You certainly think you do. Your knowledge of Argentina makes you the laughing stock of the forum and an easy target, every time.
73 - Hans Brigadeführer Waffen - Bet this post wont last long will it. Have you seen that episode of Fawly Tauers? He continually makes a gaff at the WAR. What a hoot. Next time I'm in Dresden, wear my P-51 and B-17 shirt that reads,'USAF, German Tour 1942-1945' and then list the cities we were guests of. You know, the ones where American flyers were subjected to tests of. Go ahead Hansel and report it.Oct 25th, 2014 - 04:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@73Oct 25th, 2014 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Not a Top Gear fan I take it? They produce a version in your country - assuming you are in fact American. It's actually pretty good. You should check it out. I doubt they'll be making any trips to Republica Argentine anytime soon though.
@75Oct 25th, 2014 - 07:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The thing is, unless you're stuck with a truly Argentine sense of proportion, sporting a number plate which might possibly be construed as referring to the date of the war, and sporting a T-shirt featuring P-51, B-17 and 'USAF, German Tour 1942-1945' aren't quite the same thing.
However you can reasonably sure that the German authorities would not be involved in whipping up a howling mob to throw stones at your TV crew. They'd probably just ignore you, as would the citizenry. As a general rule, they don't suffer from the same state-induced cult of victimhood that so demeans Argentina.
Here's another joke you might appreciate, what with with being an aviator and all. Frankfurt Air Traffic Control are renowned in aviation circles for being snotty pains in the arse. So one day, a British Airways flight queries the instructions he's been given:
Frankfurt ATC: You don't understand? Have you never been Frankfurt before?
British Airways: Yes. In 1945. But it was dark and I wasn't landing.
What a hoot, huh?
76 - Actually have rather enjoyed his shows, especially where he pits old spitfires in Belgium against Beemers. Yep, I rather expected his rockfest sporting the license plate considering the passions and tempers still flaring up. I write the word 'Malvinas' at work and the Brits get wind of it and let the insults begin....even for the active duty RAF (the younger ones don't even know where they are).Oct 25th, 2014 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The Argentines are going to give all the 20 year old Falkland veterans a medal for attacking Clarkson and co.Oct 25th, 2014 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Standard Argentine medals, usually awarded for flying a white flag, chucking nuns out of planes or attacking people that are unarmed with superior numbers.
Occasionally issued for bravery against overwhelming odds, in which case the recipients are sadly dead.
78. You are such a liar. Do you seriously think anyone believes you?Oct 25th, 2014 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
69@Oct 25th, 2014 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
could well be or starring ( as in being the lead actress in a movie )
or in her case, a gofer, lol
Argentina still owes British Gas $244 million.Oct 25th, 2014 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
No payment so far.
No apology. Just BS and evasion.
These stunts by the Argentine Government such as this request/ demand for an apology from the BBC are mere sideshows.
Shame on them.
@78Oct 26th, 2014 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
And yet your car is still intact, I take it?
Gofer what as in CFK saying I GOFER a holiday to deposit money in my overseas account, or the Trolley Dolly saying You want tea or coffee I GOFER it in a while” LOLOct 26th, 2014 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Hahahaha!!Oct 26th, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Clarkson on foot?
@82Oct 26th, 2014 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Your English is atrocious. Evade in legal terms suggest the implication that one party is under the legal purview of another.
Argentina is not under the purview of the US courts, so there is no evasion. And they can't do anything about it.
@86Oct 26th, 2014 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The two parties, when reaching their original agreement, agreed on US juurisdiction in the event of a dispute arising.
Now you say they haven't. Are you re-writing history?
There was a dispute and both parties went to the agreed tribunal. Argentina didn't like the outcome so has been trying to weasel out of its obligations.
The full legal document of the arbitration case is available here:
This is why there is a lack of FDI in Argentina. The Government can't be trusted. The proof is there in plain view.
Exactly. The government can't be trusted, and all argies are by genetics crooks.Oct 26th, 2014 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Scenarios in life from better to worse:
1. Be thought of as decent and behave like a crook (anglos, japanese)
2. Be thought of as decent and behave decent (tribal groups, Sammi)
3. Be thought of as a crook and behave like a crook (latins, Chinese)
4. Be thought of as a crook and behave decent ( ?)
So why behave otherwise, when it would not bring anything or any advantage? We would just behave honestly and still be thought of as crooks, so we might as well be crooks and get some money from it.
And there endeth the lesson.Oct 26th, 2014 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm glad you caught on so quick. You are a quick study.Oct 26th, 2014 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@88Oct 26th, 2014 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So once again we learn that the acceptable standard of behaviour for Argentina is the worst that can be alleged of anybody else. It's a sweet deal if you can get it, because it means you're never guilty of anything, and if you are it's all somebody else's fault anyway.
I wonder how a country with a deal like this has become the most downwardly mobile in the world?
@91Oct 26th, 2014 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It's a lost cause.
84@Oct 26th, 2014 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
so we might as well be crooks and get some money from it.
Got it in one..lol
@88Oct 26th, 2014 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
At long last an Argentinian admitting his faults, surely a first.
The current Argentinian gov SUCKS and I´m sick and tired of it.Oct 27th, 2014 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Where can I make a formal complaint about?
Join the lines here in MP...Oct 27th, 2014 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
93- Brit: you brits have always been crooks, at least you admit it.Oct 28th, 2014 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0