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    Britains undesirable Exports

    What is it with the country of my birth?
    Back in the 1970's and 1980's it was football hooligans.
    Now it is drunken Chav's on holiday.
    If they restricted themselves to Benidorm, or Ibiza I suppose thats one thing.
    But they crop up in most places now, and certainly do not reflect well on the UK.

    Why do so many Brit's make such bad travellers? They're not alone in liking a drink after all.

    Oh well, heres a recent article from the Herald Tribune-

    Some Britons too unruly for European resorts

    Even in a sea of tourists, it is easy to spot the Britons here on the northeast coast of Crete, and not just from the telltale pallor of their sun-deprived northern skin.
    They are the ones, the locals say, who are carousing, brawling and getting violently sick. They are the ones crowding into health clinics seeking morning-after pills and help for sexually transmitted diseases. They are the ones who seem to have one vacation plan: drinking themselves into oblivion.
    "They scream, they sing, they fall down, they take their clothes off, they cross-dress, they vomit," the mayor of Malia, Konstantinos Lagoudakis, said in an interview. "It is only the British people - not the Germans or the French."
    Malia is the latest and currently most notorious in a long list of European resorts full of young British tourists on packaged tours offering cheap alcohol and a license to behave badly. In Magaluf and Ibiza, Spain; in Ayia Napa, Cyprus; and in the Greek resorts of Faliraki, Kavos and Laganas as well as Malia, the story is the same: They come, they drink, they wreak havoc.
    "The government of Britain has to do something," Lagoudakis said. "These people are giving a bad name to their country."
    They are also hurting themselves in the process. A recent report published by the British Foreign Office, "British Behavior Abroad," noted that in a 12-month period in 2006 and 2007, 602 Britons were hospitalized and 28 raped in Greece, and that 1,591 died in Spain and 2,032 were arrested there.
    The report did not distinguish between medical cases and arrests associated with drunkenness and those that had nothing to do with it. But it did say that "many arrests are due to behavior caused by excessive drinking."
    So it would seem. Reports of scandalous incidents rumble on regularly here and elsewhere, helping to cement Britain's reputation as the largest exporter of inebriated hooligans in Europe.
    Earlier this summer, flying home to Manchester from the Greek island of Kos, a pair of drunken women yelling "I need some fresh air" attacked the flight attendants with a vodka bottle and tried to wrestle the airplane's emergency door open at 9,000 meters, or 30,000 feet. The plane diverted hastily to Frankfurt, and the women were arrested.
    In Laganas, on the Greek island of Zakinthos, where a teenager from Sheffield died after a drinking binge this summer, more than a dozen British women were charged with prostitution in July after taking part, the authorities said, in an alfresco oral sex contest.
    Also in July, a 20-year-old British tourist partied with her sister and a friend into the early hours in Malia, then returned to her hotel room and - although she had denied being pregnant - gave birth. Her companions say they returned later to find the baby dead; she has been charged with infanticide.
    And earlier this summer in Dubai, British man and woman who met during a drinking bout were arrested and charged with having sex on a beach after repeatedly shouting abuse at a police officer who ordered them to stop.

    All of which leads to a natural question: Why?

    As much as they depend on the tourists' money, the resorts are balking at their behavior. Last year, shopkeepers, residents and hotel owners in Malia held an angry anti-British demonstration. Now, 20 officers patrol the notorious strip of bars and clubs catering to tourists in the center of town, keeping the peace, breaking up fights and making arrests.

    Full Article- Some Britons too unruly for European resorts - International Herald Tribune

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    I love to travel but i'm often ashamed to admit that i'm British and it's all down to scum like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Also in July, a 20-year-old British tourist partied with her sister and a friend into the early hours in Malia, then returned to her hotel room and - although she had denied being pregnant - gave birth. Her companions say they returned later to find the baby dead; she has been charged with infanticide.
    Thats bloody terrible!

    Brits don't travel well abroad. The drinking culture of todays youth has spiraled out of control. Last time I was back in the u.k with my wife we avoided the city centers at night because of the violence.

    I see very little trouble from them here though, sexual frustraion back in mingerland?

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    The Brits I meet are great people........until they get drunk.

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    I'd never even heard of Malia until reading this article- but apparently it's a major party town. The point is, not many sea and sand destinations left in the Mediterranean where (mainly) young Brit's aren't causing problems. More historic towns like Prague too.

    It's not so bad in Asia fortunately, in egalitarian Pattaya theres plenty of nationalities getting in trouble. But recent reports from Udon Thani suggest Chav's are on the rise.

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    I went to Malia about 15 years ago and even then the Brits were a bunch of cocks pissing it up and fighting each other!
    Prague was really nice when i went a few years back but a mate of mine owns a bar/knocking shop over there and he reckons it's going down hill rapidly mainly due to the Brit tourists.
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    Most of the Brits I know here are quite well behaved and even when they are pissed. Yes, they can get loud and opinionated but rarely violent.
    Like anywhere you will get a few that give everyone a bad name.

    Understand that the situation is quite grim back in the UK, Spain and other traditional British holiday destinations.

    Never, and in my 20 years here have seen anything that I would classify as outlandish behavior from a Brit.

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    Wellington, prior to his campaign on the Iberian peninsula, opined to the then head of the War Department during a walk in St.James Park that he would succeed against Napoleon for one reason, and one reason only, pointing out a passing soldier " because of that article there ".

    He was not wrong. The British soldier was a peculiar animal: perverse, cussed, intemperate but brave and stoic and when trained to ignore his natural inclinations of self preservation would withstand intolerable strain simply because he was ordered to. In victory that very same " article " was referred to by their commander as the " scum of the earth " as he sought to enjoy whatever respite might follow the rigours of service.

    The yeomanry of Britain is a class and probably genetically programmed to spawn a breed that extolls the virtues of soldiery which by definition exclude the niceties of civilised behaviour.

    In observing the antics of the travelling British untermensch we are simply witnessing evidence of that breed which is gloriously fecund albeit without a purpose for which it was designed.

    Don't knock 'em too much. We may have need of their services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
    The yeomanry of Britain is a class and probably genetically programmed to spawn a breed that extolls the virtues of soldiery which by definition exclude the niceties of civilised behaviour.
    Which, alas, has been diluted by wave upon wave of mass immigration...

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    Not so.

    The Irish are of course an integral part as are indeed successive waves of members of the former subject races who inevitably gravitated towards the centre of the universe, as it was then.

    The gene is there and cannot be diluted.

    A decent NCO or CSM is all it takes to act as midwife.
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    ^I was thinking more of immigration of Pakistanis, Indians, Afro-Caribbeans, Chinese and other asians, Eastern Europeans.................

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    The Nepalese, Indians, Jamaicans, Nigerians,Ghanaians, South Africans, Antipodeans et al who fought in 2 world wars and who currently flock to regimental colours suggest otherwise.....

    Service and sacrifice is not determined by ethnicity, although customs and manners may be.
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    From 2005

    Not a new trend, here's a report from 2005.


    Chavs change Britain's holiday habits


    Monday, 14 Nov 2005 12:14
    Atacama Desert, Chile: middle class Brits are heading to more unusual destinations


    Boozy young Brits are turning middle class travellers away from destinations such as Australia, India and Thailand, new research shows.

    Fashion conscious youngsters aged between 18 and 30 and likely to live at home have begun to turn their backs on a drunken fortnight in Benidorm in exchange for a life-changing trip to the other side of the world.

    In turn they are forcing the middle classes to find new less-travelled destinations in an effort to avoid these so-called 'chavellers', according to a report by research firm Vegas.

    "The prospect of going somewhere the chavs favour is too awful to contemplate for the middle classes," said Julian Rolfe project manager at Vegas.

    "For the middle classes going somewhere like Chile, Libya or Mozambique has real bragging appeal and sets them apart from the crowd."

    The research shows that middle-class youngsters are missing out on gap years because of increased competition for graduate jobs, fears over university fees and student debts.

    Instead, the generation of British youngsters now heading off for an extended break in the sun tends to be those who feel more able to quit their jobs and pick up from where they left off after they return home.

    "Chavs tend to live at home with parents," said Ms Rolfe. "Itís convenient, theyíve greater freedoms than ever before and more disposable income to spend on travel.

    "The internet, and the growth of travel magazines, means they have more information available to them. And of course, they have fewer responsibilities and donít fear for their jobs. It all adds up to a willingness to take extended trips."

    As a result, middle-class holidaymakers are seeking out new destinations to avoid the yobs, leading to a rise in tailor-made holidays, city breaks and adventure tourism.

    "It's all about experience now," she added, "not where you've gone but what you've seen and done."

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    Sounds like a promotion for expensive holidays, playing on the fears of those that would book them.

    'Chavellers' That's a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    Chavellers' That's a new one.
    Never heard that either, i think i can use that. Hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    Sounds like a promotion for expensive holidays, playing on the fears of those that would book them.
    Agreed, it's a bit OTT but pretty much true. People do go off the beaten track to avoid the yobs spoling the resorts around the Med.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Back in the 1970's and 1980's it was football hooligans.
    those were the good days

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
    Wellington, prior to his campaign on the Iberian peninsula, opined to the then head of the War Department during a walk in St.James Park that he would succeed against Napoleon for one reason, and one reason only, pointing out a passing soldier " because of that article there ".

    He was not wrong. The British soldier was a peculiar animal: perverse, cussed, intemperate but brave and stoic and when trained to ignore his natural inclinations of self preservation would withstand intolerable strain simply because he was ordered to. In victory that very same " article " was referred to by their commander as the " scum of the earth " as he sought to enjoy whatever respite might follow the rigours of service.

    The yeomanry of Britain is a class and probably genetically programmed to spawn a breed that extolls the virtues of soldiery which by definition exclude the niceties of civilised behaviour.

    In observing the antics of the travelling British untermensch we are simply witnessing evidence of that breed which is gloriously fecund albeit without a purpose for which it was designed.

    Don't knock 'em too much. We may have need of their services.
    As much as I agree the Brit pawn has well earned his historical brownie points, he's no longer a force in today's very different world. Anyway it was their sacrifice by politicians that made and held the map on red for the best part of a century, and I really can't see today's crop of scrotumless weazles sending wave after stoic wave into vallies of death like before...they'll simply be minced, returned home in body bags and the people might get upset.

    Also pointless following the example of Egypt and Greece and other glorious civilisations now living off their heritage, so whenever the world tuts at today's morally deficient exports we can say oh but look how great we were and the countries we conquered, hopeful they don't figure that guns tend to fare pretty well against sticks.

    I'm sure it's not just us that produce chavs, but quite simply, when a society starts to host growing swarms of parasites and brutes in human form, not forgetting these are the dirt and stench of tomorrow's generation, it must ultimately pay the penalty, which is not a light one. I would guess their numbers increase year by year, and that no redemptive effort has the slightest effect in checking the continual increase. They thrive on weak life, both individual and national, and the more they increase the weaker their host society must become, in order to support them and their rights to clone more of the same,until its existence ultimately becomes not a sign of freedom and democracy at work but a testimony to national decay.

    There you go, my rant for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
    Wellington, prior to his campaign on the Iberian peninsula, opined to the then head of the War Department during a walk in St.James Park that he would succeed against Napoleon for one reason, and one reason only, pointing out a passing soldier " because of that article there ".

    He was not wrong. The British soldier was a peculiar animal: perverse, cussed, intemperate but brave and stoic and when trained to ignore his natural inclinations of self preservation would withstand intolerable strain simply because he was ordered to. In victory that very same " article " was referred to by their commander as the " scum of the earth " as he sought to enjoy whatever respite might follow the rigours of service.

    The yeomanry of Britain is a class and probably genetically programmed to spawn a breed that extolls the virtues of soldiery which by definition exclude the niceties of civilised behaviour.

    In observing the antics of the travelling British untermensch we are simply witnessing evidence of that breed which is gloriously fecund albeit without a purpose for which it was designed.

    Don't knock 'em too much. We may have need of their services.

    Your observations are utter rot, British soldiers were merely canon-fodder used by spineless officers and politicians, hiding far behind the lines , to further their own cause - often dressed up in the guise of nationalism and the monarch (see any similarities to your current abode?)
    Far too many of these soldiers were from the 'colonies' and were used to simply charge the enemy lines with no planning.

    Every country has their 'warrior gods', do you think they extol their virtues any differently?

    As for the Brits on grog, it is definitely not a new phenomenon and I would rather deal with some arrogant Germans with towels on sun-beds by 6am than a group of pissed-up bald and tattooed insults to evolution.

    Let's see some more defense of the indefensible, because if it were another nationality you wouldn't see much of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    a group of pissed-up bald and tattooed insults to evolution.
    Damn! So when I'm pissed up I'm an insult to evolution?

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    Well, you did mention in the tats thread that you are not bald . . . so, this rules you out.



    (Could be the missing link, though)

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    Brits are exactly the same at home, there's nothing unusual about it. This is why I don't want to go home, it's full of slappers and wankers.

    Have a look at these photos from British and Swedish nightclubs - can you tell the difference?

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    In fairness Scampy - I bet they didnt pick those photos from some of the higher end venues in London.

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    ^^ God that's horrible.

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