British Ad Campaign: Stay Away from Britain

Union FlagWant to immigrate to the UK? If you live in Romania or Bulgaria, the British government would like for you to know that it's pretty much awful there:

Please don't come to Britain – it rains and the jobs are scarce and low-paid. Ministers are considering launching a negative advertising campaign in Bulgaria and Romania to persuade potential immigrants to stay away from the UK.

The plan, which would focus on the downsides of British life, is one of a range of potential measures to stem immigration to Britain next year when curbs imposed on both country's citizens living and working in the UK will expire. [...]

There are precedents. In 2007, Eurostar ran adverts in Belgium for its trains to London depicting a tattooed skinhead urinating into a china teacup. It remains unknown if any discussions have taken place over personalities who could carry off a similar exercise in anti-nation branding.

Link -via Marginal Revolution | Photo: ianpatterson99


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I'd like to think that England is an amazing country. Sure it rains and it's cold most of the time but I love my country and I wouldn't trade it for all the hurricanes you have to offer. Our food is generally the same as every other western country, I'm sorry if we don't have enough McDonalds or Dennys for your liking, we enjoy eating healthily occasionally. We all speak English, you know, the place where English was created...England. Depending on where you were in England I agree that some of the country butcher the language with the dialect but it is completely unfair to judge us all on that. I don't watch football (Soccer for you people who refuse to use the correct name for a game which heavily features a foot and a ball) and I very rarely see any news on football riots. I do however agree a lot of our laws are ridiculous, you completely have us on that one and finally it is only London and the south that has CCTV installed everywhere, up north there are barely any cameras and it's a lot more peaceful. Please if you wish to criticise my county back it up with more facts that you have obviously gained from one part of the country, I don't do that for yours.

And finally, I'd like to thank you for boycotting my country, I'm sure it's a hell of a lot better off without you.
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