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Old 02-26-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: London, England
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After the BP oil spill the US became very anti British.

Is this still evident now?
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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After the BP oil spill the US became very anti British.
No it didn't.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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SOME people were anti-BP. Very few were anti-British.

If anything, Britain needs to get it together and deport the invaders who've been allowed to institute Sharia Law, and who are turning London into Londanistan. Britain's so-called tolerance on immigration will destroy it, much like it's doing to the U.S.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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After the BP oil spill the US became very anti British.

Is this still evident now?
IMO the overwhealingly majority of Americans either like the British or love the British. Of course, that does not mean people cannot disagree on certain issues.

Keep in mind that the news media trys to deliberately create controversy. They will show the opinions of the most angry or ignorant people, even if it the not the majority. Yes, some people are stupid to think BP aka British Petroleum = the British People. But most of us with a brain realize that the spill could have just as easily come from Exxon-Mobil or some other company.

Also, you may disagree but there seems to be an Anti-American streak with the BBC. At least that is what I get from the online BBC. It would not suprise me if some of their reporters tried to exaggerate Americans as British-haters.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The UK and British people have a pretty good reputation in the US. BP is a multi-national corporation, no one I know of is personally holding anything against the UK over it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: London, England
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SOME people were anti-BP. Very few were anti-British.

If anything, Britain needs to get it together and deport the invaders who've been allowed to institute Sharia Law, and who are turning London into Londanistan. Britain's so-called tolerance on immigration will destroy it, much like it's doing to the U.S.

Really? all i ever saw was people burning British flags!

Sharia law is also not in force in Britain. Immigration is also a big worry at the moment and many people are against it but as we are in the EU all other states in this can come over when they want!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: London, England
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IMO the overwhealingly majority of Americans either like the British or love the British. Of course, that does not mean people cannot disagree on certain issues.

Keep in mind that the news media trys to deliberately create controversy. They will show the opinions of the most angry or ignorant people, even if it the not the majority. Yes, some people are stupid to think BP aka British Petroleum = the British People. But most of us with a brain realize that the spill could have just as easily come from Exxon-Mobil or some other company.

Also, you may disagree but there seems to be an Anti-American streak with the BBC. At least that is what I get from the online BBC. It would not suprise me if some of their reporters tried to exaggerate Americans as British-haters.

What part of the BBC is anti American and if its Top Gear that dosen't count. They are just a bunch of utter t****!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Really? all i ever saw was people burning British flags!
Honestly, while the environmentalists were all pissed about the mess... it seemed more people (that I saw) were more annoyed by Obama's handling of the situation. It was a situation that went on too long.

Those who were burning British flags were definitely a very teeny tiny minority-- I never even heard such things going on. Must've been another of those Media manipulations.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Really? all i ever saw was people burning British flags!

Sharia law is also not in force in Britain. Immigration is also a big worry at the moment and many people are against it but as we are in the EU all other states in this can come over when they want!
Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts -Times Online
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: The City
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I see basically no anti British sentiment ever, the BP thing was specific to those involved not the British
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