As a love-letter to an adopted country goes, Portuguese academic João Magueijo’s missive to Britain is perhaps somewhat lacking in affection.
According to Magueijo, the English are “always fighting. I never met such a group of animals. English culture is pathologically violent.
“The English are unrestrained wild beasts and are totally out of control.”
“It is not unusual to drink 12 pints, or two huge buckets of beer, per person,” he writes.
“Even a horse would get drunk with this but in England it is standard practice.
“In England real men have to drink like sponges, eat like skeletons and throw up everything at the end of the evening.”
“When you visit English homes, or the toilets at schools or in student lodgings, they are all so disgusting that even my grandmother’s poultry cage is cleaner,” he writes.
Portuguese restaurant and or public toilets can be pretty noisome….