The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Jul 2017, 11:12

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... sh-hate-u2

Follow up question -- what internationally liked figure from your own country is reviled by locals and why?

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Tactful Cactus wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/12/where-the-streets-have-no-statues-why-do-the-irish-hate-u2

Follow up question -- what internationally liked figure from your own country is reviled by locals and why?



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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Jul 2017, 11:51

Goat Boy wrote:Lulu


Alright Paul Merton :roll: What about Richard Branson. Seems like every Brit I've spoken with rolls their eyes at the mention of his name, but globally he's known and liked as a smiley, funster billionaire

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Tactful Cactus wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Lulu


Alright Paul Merton :roll: What about Richard Branson. Seems like every Brit I've spoken with rolls their eyes at the mention of his name, but globally he's known and liked as a smiley, funster billionaire


I don't know why you are rolling your eyes? Paul Merton?
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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You don't watch HIGNFY? Mertons stock answer for the past 20 years has been Lulu

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Tactful Cactus wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Lulu


Alright Paul Merton :roll: What about Richard Branson. Seems like every Brit I've spoken with rolls their eyes at the mention of his name, but globally he's known and liked as a smiley, funster billionaire


I don't think people are fussed about him one way or another. Some admire his entrepreneurial spirit. He seems to have kept a low profile in the media these last few years.

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Jul 2017, 12:11

Branson isn't hated. In fact, I would say as a billionaires go people like him more than most over here although you always get the same criticisms.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Rayge » 12 Jul 2017, 12:20

The Modernist wrote:
Tactful Cactus wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Lulu


Alright Paul Merton :roll: What about Richard Branson. Seems like every Brit I've spoken with rolls their eyes at the mention of his name, but globally he's known and liked as a smiley, funster billionaire


I don't think people are fussed about him one way or another. Some admire his entrepreneurial spirit. He seems to have kept a low profile in the media these last few years.


I hate the self-regarding squit. Have you never traveled on Virgin trains, G?
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Postby Rayge » 12 Jul 2017, 12:21

Goat Boy wrote:Branson isn't hated.


Maybe not by everybody. See my reply to G above :D
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Postby nev harp » 12 Jul 2017, 12:25

Rayge wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Branson isn't hated.


Maybe not by everybody. See my reply to G above :D


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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Rayge wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Tactful Cactus wrote:
Alright Paul Merton :roll: What about Richard Branson. Seems like every Brit I've spoken with rolls their eyes at the mention of his name, but globally he's known and liked as a smiley, funster billionaire


I don't think people are fussed about him one way or another. Some admire his entrepreneurial spirit. He seems to have kept a low profile in the media these last few years.


I hate the self-regarding squit. Have you never traveled on Virgin trains, G?


All the time, why?
I don't like the rail franchise system at all. I'd renationalise the rail networks in a shot. But Virgin has generally been more reliable and efficient than some of the others, like Southern Rail.

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Nick » 12 Jul 2017, 12:26

Rayge wrote:Have you never traveled on Virgin trains, G?


I've travelled to London and back from Manchester on them numerous times in the last few years. They seem to me to offer a generally good service, I've never had any problems.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Jul 2017, 12:30

Is Virgin Rail expensive, or regulated to remain cheap? Virgin Airlines is always expensive, its a wonder they've survived through austerities and budget travel

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Postby Rayge » 12 Jul 2017, 12:31

The Modernist wrote:
All the time, why?
I don't like the rail franchise system at all. I'd renationalise the rail networks in a shot. But Virgin has generally been more reliable and efficient than some of the others, like Southern Rail.


Me too on the renationalization. I've always found Virgin terrible, by far the worst of the Main-line operators, but of course, experiences differ.
I don't hate Branson because of that, though, although personally I'd like to see all the companies who participated in the Thatcherian theft liquidated.
It's entirely his personality. Makes me do a little sicky in my mouth, as our dear departed VOGON friend would say. He's so obviously a huckster.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Jul 2017, 12:34

But Tubular fucking Bells MAN!!!
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Goat Boy wrote:But Tubular fucking Bells MAN!!!


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Goat Boy wrote:But Tubular fucking Bells MAN!!!


I'm convinced. He's a cunt.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 12 Jul 2017, 13:36

Tactful Cactus wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/12/where-the-streets-have-no-statues-why-do-the-irish-hate-u2

Follow up question -- what internationally liked figure from your own country is reviled by locals and why?


I can't think of a Dutchman that is internationally liked.

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