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Falklands War plates' complaint rejected by BBC Trust: 'lack of evidence'

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 09:34 UTC
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The BBC Trust has rejected complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands war. The production team fled Argentina following protests over the use of the registration number H982 FKL. Read full article

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  • Skip

    Dear Argentina,

    Pfffffftttt!

    Sincerely
    BBC

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    No, no, Clarkson totally wasn't the type for childish antisocial behavior.

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    I wonder how Argentina's investigation into rioting is coming along? Heve they even considered starting one?

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Even if the plates had been purposely selected to annoy the Argentines, they should have been mature enough to just laugh it off!
    OMG, what am l saying? Argentines & maturity in the same sentence?
    Who cares about their fragile macho feelings, they certainly don't care about ours.
    After all that though, l personally believe that the plates were deliberately chosen, and then again, who cares?
    Suck it up, baby.

    May 29th, 2015 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    @2

    You've clearly never visited Argentina then; seen the cheap political signage; smelt the burning tires and flags. Last I heard these Malvi bananas are trying to make it law for school children to compulsory sing some of 'Maldives' patriotic hymn. North Korea could learn a thing or too from this joke of a backward, wasted country.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands War plates' complaint rejected by BBC Trust: 'lack of evidence'”

    and what about those bellend plates?
    lack of evidence too?
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/top-gear/11148267/Jeremy-Clarkson-in-new-row-over-bellend-number-plate-in-Falklands-Porsche.html

    these twats received what they deserved.

    isolda
    “Even if the plates had been purposely selected to annoy the Argentines, they should have been mature enough to just laugh it off!”

    but you have to have the decency not to laugh about 750 dead.
    OMG, what am l saying? isleteers & decency in the same sentence?
    NO WAY.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    The facts in this matter are simple enough for even an argie to understand. H982 FKL is a recognisable UK registration. It's possible to check that this registration was originally allocated to the vehicle in question. We can see the argie mind set, but who would scour the entire country to locate a vehicle with that registration? And if it weren't available for sale? While we're at it, who's seen the videos on the argie preparation? The 'camps', the braziers, the blue and white dishrags with the urine stain in the middle? Look very carefully. Argie 'veterans' should be over 50 years of age. How many of those can you see? How may 50 year olds that you know can run after a Lotus Esprit, a Ford Mustang and a Porsche 928? Another argie put up job.

    On top of that, argieland invaded a peaceful country. The UN told it to get off. Doesn't argieland rely on the UN? Argieland continued. It occupied. It subjected Islanders to foreign domination. It started a war. Britain responded. In fact, it only made the argies on the Islands surrender. It should have gone on and decimated the argie population. Not too good on arithmetic. Doesn't 'decimation' mean leaving 1 out of 10 alive?

    Bottom line, if you invade our peaceful territory, occupy it and start a war, a war that you LOST, we feel entitled to take the piss as much as we want. What's wrong with the CUNTry of COWARDS? No sense of humour? We were kind. We only killed 649 of your war criminals. 6,490 would have been better. Obliterating every argie slug settlement within a thousand miles would have been even better. Might have taught you some 'respect'.
    @6. You seem to be having some difficulty justifying your CUNTry. Perhaps you're getting confused. No decency, honesty, maturity or truth in argieland. 'Crime' statistics inaccurate. Argieland lawless. Decimate or obliterate? 750 dead? Did we get more than we thought? WHOOPEE!

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    imbecile 7
    there were +/- 650 + 100 who committed suicide.
    can you do the maths, you genetic aberration?
    no?
    not a surprise.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    4 lsolde
    Apparently it wasn't deliberate as the plate signifies it's origin and history. I personally didn't see any relationship to the Islands in the lettering.
    “Well the number-plate is the old sequence : H982 FKL
    H is the old year code, H meaning the car was first registered in 1991
    FKL - Is the area code, FKL is maidstone in Kent.
    982 - Is the sequence, so this is the 982nd car to be registered in the maidstone area in 1991”
    http://www.reddit.com/r/TopGear/comments/2i5q86/h982_fkl_update_top_gear_crew_denied_permission/

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    “ personally didn't see any relationship to the Islands in the lettering.”

    If I did this would you see it any clearer..?.....I982 FKL......H982FKL...Doh!

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianF.I

    @8 Pauly/genetic aberration. When are you travelling to the Falklands? You said a couple of months ago that you would be here in a couple of months? Did you lie? Or are you waiting on orders and funding from your Peronist masters?

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    I'm sorry that Argentinians are so thin skinned that they take offence over just about anything. Still it's entertaining to watch some of the more extreme elements get so frustrated and annoyed.

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    They didn't notice the dots on the doors were actually Morse for “run Argie run”

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    10 Voice, Vestige, Think et al
    If it was 1982 FKL then one could say there's a correlation. But it doesn't, what is does signify is irrational paranoid delusions, the causation which must stem from childhood indoctrination. As there is a perfectly rational explanation for the numbers and lettering on the plate, which has absolutely nothing to do with the Falklands.

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    rotting roadkillians - the masters of:

    More bluster and less substance.

    Ill conceived strategies.

    Imagined slights.

    False bravado.

    Fragile egos.

    LOL.

    Who were the dummies that attacked the Falklands in the first place?

    Does the rotting roadkill flag fly over the Falklands today?

    Please continue to draw attention to the spectacular asskicking that the UK dispensed to rotting roadkill.
    ----------------------------------------
    Anyone that takes any statement from a representative of rotting roadkillian interests at face value should be committed for observation.
    ----------------------------------------
    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.
    -------------------------------
    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results
    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Well, it's nice to see the BBC respond as they should.

    And since my Argentine neighbors feel slighted, please accept my personal apologies for you as a paranoid overly sensitive race that takes offense at imaginary insults from a television program that could have brought your country very favorable tourism publicity.

    I would also especially like to thank my Argentine brothers for showing what ARSES they are and showing the true generous hospitality of the wonderful populace of Punta Arenas, whom Jeremy Clarkson has repeatedly praised in the press.

    May 29th, 2015 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evil Colonialist Pirate

    One reason why I don't believe it was deliberate was that the plates were too subtle. A genuine attempt to mock would have been unsubtle and not the standard British format. Like F4LK LND or something similar.

    May 29th, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    T3rr3nc3 15 fu11 0f 8ull 5hIt

    By3 By3 Clrk50n

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    Here in Italy we looooved this Top Gear programme. It made our Argentinian (embarrassment) brothers look even more stupid than usual which was very funny.

    They should have just ignored it then they would have retained their dignity and enjoyed a surge of new tourism from viewers of Top Gear from all over the globe. As it was they made themselves look like belligerent thugs and ARSES. Who would want to visit such a place inhabited by these Neanderthals?

    What a mistake a to make a!

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    19 benny berto-ortelli
    what part of italy are you from?
    porco stanley?

    May 29th, 2015 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianF.I

    @20 Pauly/genetic aberration. When are you travelling to the Falklands? You said a couple of months ago that you would be here in a couple of months? Did you lie? Or are you waiting on orders and funding from your Peronist masters?

    May 29th, 2015 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    6 paulcedron

    “but you have to have the decency not to laugh about 750 dead.”

    A bit of “creative accounting” there don't you think? Official losses for the argentine armed forces ( if we are going to call them that ) were 649. That your government SHAMEFUL treatment of them when they got home caused another 100 to commit suicide is NOT our concern.

    It is YOU and YOUR country and YOUR government that needs to man up and take responsibility for those 100.......but you never will, will you?

    There I go again, forgetting myself, I mentioned Argentines & responsibility in the same sentence.........

    May 29th, 2015 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    Paul, I am also from an island, a very beautiful one… More beautiful than anything in Argentina. Port Stanley????

    What a mistake a to make a!

    Listen very carefully I shall say this only once!....

    May 29th, 2015 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #22 toooldtodieyoung

    But, you're being too harsh upon the Argentine people. Didn't they hail and welcome back their defeated warriors with warm embrace and provide assistance to those who were both physically as well as psychologically traumatized by the Argentine military maltreatment?

    Personally I think it's so much easier to blame your problems upon others than to personally take responsibility for your crimes.

    Who killed those poorly trained conscripts?

    I'm certain our expert bedpan cleaning expert, Paulcedron will tell you it was those nasty bloodthirsty Gurkhas...

    May 29th, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    VE5 T1GE
    He doesn't ...get UK number plates at all..it's never exact. but can still be read or implied....
    How would he know... he probably has a Brazilian number plate...

    May 29th, 2015 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Today I am sending an email to UNASUL in Quito to declare Top Gear “persona non grata” in America and calling for a ban of the program airing on all TVs, both signed as open.

    The countries of South America must learn to defend their citizenship. Visa and bureaucracy on them!

    May 29th, 2015 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #26 Brazilhole

    Today I am sending an email to UNASUL in Quito to declare Top Gear “persona non grata” in America and calling for a ban of the program airing on all TVs, both signed as open.

    The countries of South America must learn to defend their citizenship. Visa and bureaucracy on them!

    May 29th, 2015 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Chilíndio, you are on the Top!

    May 29th, 2015 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    25 Voice, Vestige, Think et al “VE5 T1GE” Oops the sock puppet is talking to itself ROTFLMAO

    May 29th, 2015 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Dear Brasileiro,

    Pfffffftttt!

    Sincerely
    Unasul

    cc: BBC

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Who's the sock puppet me or him...?

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Voice,
    You mean, them, Think.
    Still got your Border Collies?
    As always,
    l.

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    You should know.. We do, but we're not telling

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    28 Falseto Brazil nut. You are sending an email! I am sure UNASUL will fall over backwards stunned with being graced with such an important communication from such an important and influential person.n

    By the way, how is the Olympics going? Without your British mentors it would resemble the chaotic Mickey Mouse football competition you disorganised.

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Paulie- So we Islanders are not decent and considerate?
    By the way the casualty list in 1982 was nearer 900 when to add both sides up.

    It is SO inconsiderate of us Islanders when we make mention and pray for your war dead every 14th June at our annual commemoration and remembrance service for 1982.

    It was so inconsiderate and bad of us and the British to invite your navy to send a warship on the 25th Anniv to join a British warship and hold a joint service of remembrance and wreath laying for the ARA Belgrano?
    It was so rude of us that your Govt refused to even acknowledge or reply to the invite!
    It is so rude and inconsiderate of us Islanders to drive your veterans and next of kin families out to the Darwin cemetery and stand respectfully and quietly by as they grieve over their fallen.
    Yes we are a bloody inconsiderate lot I guess.

    Well I know one fact - no Islander is as thick- foul mouthed and idiotic as Paulie.

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Ilheus without America is nothing!

    Ilheus=Islanders

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smjT7935t48&index=24&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @8

    What is the VNE of your aircraft?

    Are you planning on using the runway at Princes Street when you visit the Falklands?

    Just so everyone knows where to take the red carpet to for when you arrive.

    May 30th, 2015 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @6 cara de orto podrido/[aulcedron

    What do you know about events in 1982? You are still in diapers - so you are not old enough, you little ninny!

    May 30th, 2015 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    24 Chicureo

    “Personally I think it's so much easier to blame your problems upon others than to personally take responsibility for your crimes”

    Absolutely!!! You have hit the nail on the head there my friend!

    what better way to is there of denying your on guilt than to say “Well, you made me do it”

    Looks like our resident bed pan cleaner and part-time Felcher has got it wrong again. Oh well, he'll just have to find something else to apply his brain cell to.

    May 31st, 2015 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Luckily for the Botox Queen CFK hasn't got an L on the end of it-if so a baying mob of imbeciles would be chucking stones at the Casa Rosada.

    May 31st, 2015 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mucho Peso

    hola mis amigos......it is I, Mucho Peso.....:)

    May 31st, 2015 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #39 toooldtodieyoung

    Thank you for the kind comment.

    As far as regarding our bed pan cleaner expert, PAULCEDRON, perhaps we need to cut him some slack as 100% of his mental brain cel capacity is currently taxed at his workplace. Let's not demean our inferior fellow humans.....

    #37 Pete Blog

    Paulcedron the Bed Pan expert's aircraft number is: 8722-65 MADE IN CHINA exclusively for FISHER-PRICE

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Novation

    It's mental that this goes on. The islands were invaded by Argentina and they were spanked! Good on Top Gear for the plates and why should they spare any feelings, Cristina Fernandez certainly doesn't have a problem saying what she thinks.

    GET OVER IT ARGENTINA !

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @42Chicureo
    “Paulcedron the Bed Pan expert's aircraft number is: 8722-65 MADE IN CHINA exclusively for FISHER-PRICE”

    Lol, and those Islanders expecting free CT scanners are going to be soooo disappointed.

    He doesn't know the VNE of his aircraft as he hasn't replied, but it's fun to feed his fantasy.

    Pity though, if he really did own an aircraft (rather than a kiddies toy), I'm sure he would have enjoyed the challenge of landing at Princes Street Stone runway.

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    When top gear go out to insult they go out see.
    The chilean flags and mugs in the studio after christmas.
    they were fairly respectful of argentina till a bunch of cretins organised a mob to attack a silly TV show and got argentina mocked worldwide at least twoUS based websites the members were laughing at you and the membership of said sites is international.

    Jun 02nd, 2015 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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