British Empire wins Olympic medal table

Oh, well done!

Wheeler, a committed Brexiter who was appointed in July to serve in Theresa May’s new government as an assistant whip, appears to have been trying to link feelgood factor around Britain’s Olympic success to the UK’s looming exit from the EU.

Alternatively, she was responding to the European Parliament’s claim that the EU headed the medals table.

17 thoughts on “British Empire wins Olympic medal table”

  1. Someone pointed out this EU medal table to me. Aside from the fact that there wouldn’t have been as many competitors in an EU team I mentioned that take out GB and make an ‘Anglosphere’ team of USA, GB and Australia then the 3 Anglosphere countries alone beat the other 27 or whatever eurotwats combined.

  2. The Inimitable Steve

    Custard – it’s beautiful. She’s really pinched that raw Brexit nerve:

    Disgusting woman and disgusting reminder of this empire attitude which (amazingly after 70+ years) still seems to prevail in heroic terms in English politicians’ empty heads. Stupid woman who apparently doesn’t know anything about the carnage and brutality of the rotten British history. Never heard of the Mau Maus and massacre and concentration camps. At least the Germans had the good grace to reject their past and create something better. But the English with their disgusting notions never fades. Britain is nothing. By the way, I am British.


  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    A quick scan down at the medal table and it looks like the 2 neoliberal countries* did better than the rest of the EU.

  4. The BBC now considers twats having a seizure about this on Twitter to be a news item worthy of mentioning on their international home page.

  5. May I gently point out that these poor enslaved downtrodden ex colonies are only too happy to join in the Commonwealth that succeeded the Empire. Gives them a stage they don’t want to relinquish. Even countries not colonised want to join.

  6. Bloke in North Dorset

    “The BBC now considers twats having a seizure about this on Twitter to be a news item worthy of mentioning on their international home page.”

    If they said it themselves they would be accused of bias. Much easier to point everyone to the views they agree with.

  7. The mau mau went around killing black servants of white farmers – is that our fault or the fault of the anit-colonialist lefties?

  8. Pretty gormless and tin-eared of Wheeler to mention the British Empire, when we have a functioning (and voluntary) Commonwealth of 53 nations.

    The Commonwealth generally is under-rated and taken for granted, though it has potential to be a pretty fine and interesting organisation (and with the best hats).

    The Commonwealth is apparent all over the place and the connections and history are fascinating. (Small example, on a recent business trip to Toronto, local colleagues were Canadian, Maltese, Guyanan, Indian and Pakistani). But it’s not “British” and it’s not “Empire”.

  9. @Jack C

    It wouldn’t exist if the “British” or the “Empire” had not existed.

    “The Commonwealth of Nations, or the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.”

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