Monday, May 29, 2006

A German view of the UK

Matthias Matussek worked as Der Spiegel’s London correspondent for two years.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-2195024,00.html

Two quotes from The Sunday Times magazine:

Matussek 'ranted about how the stoicism, education and humour of the British were being devalued by Big Brother, binge-drinking and happy-slapping.'

'Matussek’s love for Britain isn’t shared by all his countrymen. In a recent survey to find Germany’s favourite European neighbours, the British didn’t do terribly well. “The French came top,” says Matussek. Well, they have lovely scenery, which is why the Germans are all buying second homes in the Alsace. “England was between the Serbians and the Croatians – No 29 or something.”'

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