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2022-01-23 4:33:53 AM  
And they're not so polite about it. One time at a bus station I asked where the bus for Kew could be found.
Someone pointed to the end of the terminal and said "The far queue for Kew".
 
2022-01-23 4:34:50 AM  
Funnily this is the first time Daily Gammon mentions the queues even exist.
 
2022-01-23 4:42:19 AM  
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2022-01-23 4:47:51 AM  
Poor bitter Verhofstadt, having to suffer the indignity of seeing French tarmac being used for such a beautiful expression of the popularity of trading with Global Britain. He's just jealous that France can't generate the kind of trade interest that would get people queuing for hours at their border.
 
2022-01-23 4:53:54 AM  
Lines are there to remind us that civilization is still working on stuff. We could have figured out a better way but whatever, just stand around like a dick for someodd minutes.
 
2022-01-23 5:11:29 AM  
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Way to miss the point, BillRe22192649
 
Xai
2022-01-23 5:16:03 AM  
Why is the express angry at them making fun of us?
They literally campaigned for exactly this outcome.
 
2022-01-23 5:21:32 AM  

Xai: Why is the express angry at them making fun of us?
They literally campaigned for exactly this outcome.


According to their logic the EU should have ceased to exist by now, with Brexit being the first nail in the coffin etc.
They haven't quite come around to telling their readership the truth. Probably because they're having a hard time realizing they've been royally shagged themselves.
 
2022-01-23 5:35:50 AM  
So did the Express actually tell it's readers that the queue of lorries reached fifteen kilometres?

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Or couldn't they find room for that fact and still fit in all those tweets from people with eight digits at the end of their twitter IDs?
 
2022-01-23 6:43:57 AM  

Xai: Why is the express angry at them making fun of us?
They literally campaigned for exactly this outcome.


No they didn't, they campaigned for the version filled with unicorns and everyone bowing down to our natural superiority because of our magical sovereignty.

That's fantasy and this is what was bound to happen in reality, of course, but it's obviously someone else's fault when they didn't get the fairy tale they promised themselves.
 
Xai
2022-01-23 7:03:02 AM  

thenewflesh: Xai: Why is the express angry at them making fun of us?
They literally campaigned for exactly this outcome.

No they didn't, they campaigned for the version filled with unicorns and everyone bowing down to our natural superiority because of our magical sovereignty.

That's fantasy and this is what was bound to happen in reality, of course, but it's obviously someone else's fault when they didn't get the fairy tale they promised themselves.


If you campaign for jumping off a cliff, regardless of what you imagine is at the bottom, you are responsible for the jump and the outcome of that decision.

They are just trying to gaslight people into believing it wasn't their fault.
 
2022-01-23 7:20:58 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: So did the Express actually tell it's readers that the queue of lorries reached fifteen kilometres?

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Or couldn't they find room for that fact and still fit in all those tweets from people with eight digits at the end of their twitter IDs?


People? Definitely bots. I'm pretty sure the ratio of real people to scripts on that site has to be like 1:15.
 
2022-01-23 7:21:52 AM  
I moved out of Kent in 2018, the previous 10 years of Operation Stack, where lorries were parked in two rows down the M20 stretching as far back as Ashford (15 miles from the Channel Tunnel and 20 miles from Dover) had convinced me that Brexit would only make matters worse, considering that customs checks and administrative paperwork were going to increase inevitably.
Now Operation Brock, the permanent replacement for Stack is worse with the overspill of lorries kettles at RAF Manston and stacked between Ashford and Maidstone while the queues for the Channel crossings are still miles long anyway.
The number of Kentish gammons who thought Brexit would mean an end to this clogging up of their roads was astounding, they are suffering even more now and blame the EU for it for.... reasons.
Did they think that container ports around the UK would just magically appear to take all those nasty trucks away?
 
2022-01-23 7:22:43 AM  
*Kettled at RAF Manston
 
2022-01-23 7:28:36 AM  

Shaggy_C: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: So did the Express actually tell it's readers that the queue of lorries reached fifteen kilometres?

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Or couldn't they find room for that fact and still fit in all those tweets from people with eight digits at the end of their twitter IDs?

People? Definitely bots. I'm pretty sure the ratio of real people to scripts on that site has to be like 1:15.


I suspect it is a lower ratio than that. Britain's ring wing newspapers have always had a never ending supply of missives from Outraged of Tonbridge Wells in their letters columns long before the internet was a thing.
They haven't gone away, they have just changed over to social media like Twatter and Farcebook.
 
2022-01-23 8:00:11 AM  
British are good at queuing!' Gloating Verhofstadt sparks fury with Dover chaos jibe


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2022-01-23 8:07:07 AM  
That's some big talk coming from a Belgian. The British were also good at administering a globe spanning Empire and keeping the French in line and the helped Belgium a couple of times with their German problem.
 
2022-01-23 8:10:55 AM  

Halfabee64: British are good at queuing!' Gloating Verhofstadt sparks fury with Dover chaos jibe


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Sounds like he shot up a German plane and the pilot bailed out?
 
2022-01-23 8:32:23 AM  
Ah geeze! Did someone accuse Hercule of being French again?
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'No, I do NOT have a "bug" up my bottom, merci beaucoup!'
 
2022-01-23 8:41:07 AM  
The Brits are just Americans now.
 
2022-01-23 8:46:21 AM  

padraig: [Fark user image 425x236]
Way to miss the point, BillRe22192649


Bill there is probably sitting next to his friends in the computer lab in Moskva typing that out.
 
2022-01-23 8:54:38 AM  

RTOGUY: That's some big talk coming from a Belgian. The British were also good at administering a globe spanning Empire and keeping the French in line and the helped Belgium a couple of times with their German problem.


"But WW2 !" : Typical British response ! Always bring up the past when you cannot defend the present.
I once had an English dude throw Agincourt to my face as if this was supposed to be a sudden blow that would devastate me, and not some 600yo battle nobody gives a crap about.
 
2022-01-23 9:04:41 AM  

padraig: RTOGUY: That's some big talk coming from a Belgian. The British were also good at administering a globe spanning Empire and keeping the French in line and the helped Belgium a couple of times with their German problem.

"But WW2 !" : Typical British response ! Always bring up the past when you cannot defend the present.
I once had an English dude throw Agincourt to my face as if this was supposed to be a sudden blow that would devastate me, and not some 600yo battle nobody gives a crap about.


Don't forget Poitiers.
 
2022-01-23 9:15:48 AM  
I was promised NSFW.
Whar NSFW???

...that site gave my iPhone the upchucks.
 
2022-01-23 9:17:16 AM  

padraig: RTOGUY: That's some big talk coming from a Belgian. The British were also good at administering a globe spanning Empire and keeping the French in line and the helped Belgium a couple of times with their German problem.

"But WW2 !" : Typical British response ! Always bring up the past when you cannot defend the present.
I once had an English dude throw Agincourt to my face as if this was supposed to be a sudden blow that would devastate me, and not some 600yo battle nobody gives a crap about.


If some Brit starts chest beating about Agincourt ask him how the Hundred Years War, which it was part of, turned out.
If he doesn't know, explain that it ended all English claims on the French throne and cost English nobles so much financially it precipitated the Wars of the Roses which royally farked them up for a further 32 years.
In the whole scheme of things, Agincourt just encouraged the English to over extend themselves in France at the cost of their own monarchy devolving into civil war.
 
2022-01-23 9:24:03 AM  
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2022-01-23 9:27:13 AM  
So let's see if I've got this straight;

The Daily Stormtrooper, which for the last decade or so has emboldened, encouraged and enabled every knuckledragging racist and xenophobe in the UK (last official count: 17,410,742), is publishing a story where one of the Foreign Johnny types is highlighting how actions have consequences, and stupid actions have stupid consequences.  So not only is this Fat Belgian Bastard* correct, he's now even more famous for being correct** thanks to the Daily pull-out from Main Kampf?

*Fat Belgian Bastard is what Brits think is a witty retort when meeting someone who speaks more than one language.

** Standby for numerous stories about how 12 miles of trucks queuing up to get on a Ferry is because of anything, and I mean anything, other than Brexit. (15 Kilometres is about 9 Ferkins and a Gimlet.)
 
2022-01-23 9:41:42 AM  

WheezerTheGeezer: I was promised NSFW.
Whar NSFW???

...that site gave my iPhone the upchucks.


Yeah, my NoScript add-on spanks that site like a Streatham madam at a pound a whack.
 
2022-01-23 9:46:07 AM  

Gpzjock: WheezerTheGeezer: I was promised NSFW.
Whar NSFW???

...that site gave my iPhone the upchucks.

Yeah, my NoScript add-on spanks that site like a Streatham madam at a pound a whack.


WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT BANTER!
 
2022-01-23 10:00:12 AM  

Halfabee64: Gpzjock: WheezerTheGeezer: I was promised NSFW.
Whar NSFW???

...that site gave my iPhone the upchucks.

Yeah, my NoScript add-on spanks that site like a Streatham madam at a pound a whack.

WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT BANTER!


You asked for that. ;)
 
2022-01-23 10:03:19 AM  
That seems like a rather mild little joke to get so upset about. It's not like he said something about Prince Andrew or Boris' office parties. I hope one of those queuing lorries has a load  of tushie cream on board to help out with the butthurt.
 
2022-01-23 10:04:49 AM  
This is the face of the bad guy in a 70s slapstick comedy.

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2022-01-23 10:10:15 AM  

Halfabee64: British are good at queuing!' Gloating Verhofstadt sparks fury with Dover chaos jibe


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Btw,
https://www.englishforums.com/English/AnybodyTranslatingBanterIntoEnglish/vzvjw/post.htm
 
2022-01-23 10:12:55 AM  

CivilizedTiger: [Fark user image image 400x170]


I think that was the only original joke in the film that was actually funny.
 
2022-01-23 10:13:37 AM  

Foghorn of Ignorance: Poor bitter Verhofstadt, having to suffer the indignity of seeing French tarmac being used for such a beautiful expression of the popularity of trading with Global Britain. He's just jealous that France can't generate the kind of trade interest that would get people queuing for hours at their border.


User name checks out.
 
2022-01-23 10:15:13 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: Lines are there to remind us that civilization is still working on stuff. We could have figured out a better way but whatever, just stand around like a dick for someodd minutes.


Standing in line is a complicated business.
Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History
Youtube 9yjZpBq1XBE
 
2022-01-23 10:17:53 AM  

RTOGUY: That's some big talk coming from a Belgian. The British were also good at administering a globe spanning Empire and keeping the French in line and the helped Belgium a couple of times with their German problem.


And then had to be bailed out by the US.
 
2022-01-23 10:21:14 AM  

Gpzjock: padraig: RTOGUY: That's some big talk coming from a Belgian. The British were also good at administering a globe spanning Empire and keeping the French in line and the helped Belgium a couple of times with their German problem.

"But WW2 !" : Typical British response ! Always bring up the past when you cannot defend the present.
I once had an English dude throw Agincourt to my face as if this was supposed to be a sudden blow that would devastate me, and not some 600yo battle nobody gives a crap about.

If some Brit starts chest beating about Agincourt ask him how the Hundred Years War, which it was part of, turned out.
If he doesn't know, explain that it ended all English claims on the French throne and cost English nobles so much financially it precipitated the Wars of the Roses which royally farked them up for a further 32 years.
In the whole scheme of things, Agincourt just encouraged the English to over extend themselves in France at the cost of their own monarchy devolving into civil war.


Remind them that they got beat by a teenage girl. And that it pissed them off so much they burnt her at the stake.
 
2022-01-23 10:21:53 AM  

BitwiseShift: [Fark user image image 400x400]


Stupid *sexy* Flanders.
 
2022-01-23 10:29:05 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: So did the Express actually tell it's readers that the queue of lorries reached fifteen kilometres?

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Or couldn't they find room for that fact and still fit in all those tweets from people with eight digits at the end of their twitter IDs?


You don't think that nigel27746289 has legitimate concerns?
 
2022-01-23 10:30:07 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: CivilizedTiger: [Fark user image image 400x170]

I think that was the only original joke in the film that was actually funny.


I hated it.  The low budget BBC version had a fantastic cast apart from the odd choice for Trillian.
 
2022-01-23 10:32:10 AM  

Porous Horace: And they're not so polite about it. One time at a bus station I asked where the bus for Kew could be found.
Someone pointed to the end of the terminal and said "The far queue for Kew".


If only there was a cue to give you a clue.
 
2022-01-23 10:40:10 AM  

Gpzjock: *Kettled at RAF Manston


So, cabbage crates over the Briny?
And sod off, subby, you've obviously never had the greatness that is a proper British IPA.

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2022-01-23 10:41:31 AM  

Halfabee64: British are good at queuing!' Gloating Verhofstadt sparks fury with Dover chaos jibe


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Bloody Hell.
 
2022-01-23 10:43:46 AM  

RustyShock: The Brits are just Americans now.


My understanding is, all the beautiful old pubs are now chains, with shiite American lagers, rather than those wonderful ales.
 
2022-01-23 10:48:54 AM  

Maud Dib: Gpzjock: *Kettled at RAF Manston

So, cabbage crates over the Briny?
And sod off, subby, you've obviously never had the greatness that is a proper British IPA.

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To be a proper India Ale it needs to spend a few months at sea sloshing around in a wooden barrel.  I think the mad farks at Brewdog actually did that awhile back.
 
2022-01-23 10:51:26 AM  
Oh you know you are in trouble when a Belgian politician is hitting you with zingers like that.

If the French start mocking a lack of tea, it's game over, man.
 
2022-01-23 10:58:10 AM  
Oh come on people, haven't we been told countless times on this very website that Brexit is going just great?
 
2022-01-23 11:08:16 AM  

tricycleracer: Maud Dib: Gpzjock: *Kettled at RAF Manston

So, cabbage crates over the Briny?
And sod off, subby, you've obviously never had the greatness that is a proper British IPA.

[Fark user image image 425x425]

To be a proper India Ale it needs to spend a few months at sea sloshing around in a wooden barrel.  I think the mad farks at Brewdog actually did that awhile back.


This one is reliably strong and tasty without the sea time.
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2022-01-23 11:10:22 AM  
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