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British Consul Aug 25th 2009 12:59 am

Oh behave!
 
We have released the latest annual British Behaviour Abroad report that reveals Britons are continuing to get into trouble abroad, with key concerns including drink and drug related cases.

Read the report here

Also, check out this and this.

See what the BBC has to say here.

As ever, I'm interested to hear your views.

Thanks

Dean

Deedee13 Aug 25th 2009 1:15 am

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Its 9pm, got get a cuppa and put your feet up even your day has to end somewhere.

I followed the links on facebook. I do love that site that you have on there by the way. Drink will always be the root of all evils of brits.

fatbrit Aug 25th 2009 1:20 am

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Looks like statistics especially prepared for a Mail or Telegraph rant but tells us very little.

So, 2,792 Brits lost their passports in the US. Are we worse than Germans, better than Koreans, getting better or getting worse? Pointless figures!

Obviously the FO thinks we're stupid and easy to manipulate.

Bob Aug 25th 2009 2:03 am

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Where are they going on holiday and their age?

That'll make the biggest difference...a bunch of students being pissed up going to Ibiza are far more likely to have issues than a middle aged couple touring southern Italy.

Not to mention, most yank students won't be going aboard for a piss up so unlikely to lose a passport.

caleyjag Aug 25th 2009 2:41 am

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Check out the death rate in Spain. That's something else! Is that old codgers croking it or young guns battling it out on the streets?

I can't fathom the drug charges in the US. Is that just because US authorities are much stricter? Where's the British drug venue in the US? Vegas? I just find it pretty hard to believe that Brits in the US are consuming almost as much drugs as in Spain.

made of kent Aug 25th 2009 2:43 am

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I actually agree, as when reading I thought but where are we compared to other countries?
but then I agree with the British consul, I have lost count of how many hoildays, my friends didn't have travel insurance, or even bother with the E111, which is now a card BTW. even with that I used travel insurance, it is pretty cheap compared to say an extra swimsuit, buy one less and wash them out at night!
The reason I also got travel insurance even in Europe is despite the reciprocal agreement , costs, can still mount up, and it won't cover you to come home, as well as the more normal stuff such as theft, missing flights, passports also don't just go missing! I washed and tumble dried mine:rofl: in the US! I was carry it in my jeans pocket as I needed it to buy cigs and drink, and forgot it!
fortunately I did this pre 9/11 and used it to travel to Kenya the same year, next time of use was 1999 to travel to Mexico, as well as france, monthly for years on the Eurotunnel, the last time I used it 2002 my car was pulled to pieces, not as bad as the car next to me, and questioned (picture was almost floating free due to the wash! and 8 years since said wash) the only reason I didn't suffer more I believe is because a couple of the immigration and customs people recognized me from my many visits to France, due to my constant stupid questions! "an I allowed to use the allowance of a non smoker in my car? if they carry them ect! and inability to navigate around Folkstone Eurotunnel the amount of times I ended up in the Customs area by mistake!!!! idiot! and once I ended up in it before travelling! due to the fact a service road had been opened for service vehicles, and unmanned, thankfully I wasn't the only moron!
so get the insurance and don't be an ass! I am an ass with the best of them, but I can't imagine trying it abroad, hell, I got travel insurance recently to go to the UK and I did need to see the Doctor, I offered him the insurance, but he said I was a UK citizen so free, not sure if he was right? but I got it so if I needed to get back to the US medically I could and cover my stuff!

Ozzidoc Aug 25th 2009 6:18 am

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Thanks for the link Dean. One litle thing bugs me. There's a statement along the lines of..."A third of Britons admitted drinking...." Since when is drinking alcohol a crime? This language is slightly judgmental.

Love the thread title by the way :)

Sharron_ Aug 25th 2009 6:28 am

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Originally Posted by Ozzidoc (Post 7872856)
Thanks for the link Dean. One little thing bugs me. There's a statement along the lines of..."A third of Britons admitted drinking...." Since when is drinking alcohol a crime? This language is slightly judgemental.

I always thought that's what holidays were about....getting sozzled!. I must be a 'Typical Brit' :o

slidingbyee Aug 25th 2009 7:32 am

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Looks like Spain is the Elephants graveyard for Brits!

anotherlimey Aug 25th 2009 1:18 pm

Re: Oh behave!
 

Originally Posted by British Consul (Post 7872295)
We have released the latest annual British Behaviour Abroad report that reveals Britons are continuing to get into trouble abroad, with key concerns including drink and drug related cases.

Read the report here

Also, check out this and this.

See what the BBC has to say here.

As ever, I'm interested to hear your views.

Thanks

Dean

There's always a bunch of drug/drink fueled Brits on Miami Beach, so with your permission I'd like to beat them with a baseball bat and put them on the first Virgin flight to Heathrow? :)

Englishtart Aug 25th 2009 1:30 pm

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These kind of comments always make me laugh...yes, the 'young' Brits are well known for their drunken enthusiasm. I just wonder if the US beaches are a more peaceful environment during Spring break :eek:

Mummy in the foothills Aug 25th 2009 1:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Englishtart (Post 7873726)
These kind of comments always make me laugh...yes, the 'young' Brits are well known for their drunken enthusiasm. I just wonder if the US beaches are a more peaceful environment during Spring break :eek:

I was going to comment on the Spring break crowd, you can also find many a drunk and drugged USC south of the border, down Mexico way :lol:

Archibald_Leach Aug 25th 2009 3:29 pm

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Interesting :-

Drunkeness. I wish! every place I expect to see a pub is a damn church!
Topless:- well ok I have exposed my man-boobs in public, though disturbing, it didnt lead to arrest.
Drugs:- Not my scene.
Overt displays of affection in public:- I first read that as 'affectation' in which case i'm guilty, I can swing a closed brolly with a style not seen since the days of bowler hats in the city!, affection ... yep ... newlyweds ya know ;)

We're Brits, we believe the locals should adopt our laws based on 100's of years tried and tested debated legislation instead of 50 years lobbying by crooks and shysters............ oh damn

............ i want to go home

BUT I'VE LOST MY PASSPORT!

dean ... DEAN! ....... DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAN!


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