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    24 British MPs Motion to Ban Germany-themed TV Ad

    A wurst, Wagner and wench-packed Citroen advert – which Metro revealed to the world a few weeks ago – has sparked protests in the Commons, where 24 MPs have signed a motion to get it taken off air.

    The tongue-in-cheek clip shows the blond hero winning a sword fight to the tune of Ride Of The Valkyries by the patriotic German composer.

    He then drives to a typical Bavarian inn for sausages served by a flirty fräulein, whom he spurns in favour of his new Citroen. The tagline reads: 'Unmistakably German – made in France.'

    In the commercial, the protagonist drives on the autobahn, before ending up at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The MPs 'regret the stereotypes, including symbolism and style reminiscent of the 1930s', the motion said.

    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=143551&in_pag e_id=34

    File under surreal.

    The advert


    EDM 1224 - 18.03.2008

    UNMISTAKABLY GERMAN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR CITROEN C5

    Robertson, Angus

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    That this House notes with regret the stereotypes used by Citroen to market the new C5 as `Unmistakably German', including imagery, symbolism and style reminiscent of the 1930s; believes this is counterproductive to the reputation of Citroen; and urges it to withdraw the advertisement.
    Conservative Party

    Bercow, John
    Bottomley, Peter
    Field, Mark
    Hands, Greg

    Democratic Unionist Party

    Robinson, Peter

    Labour Party

    Austin, John
    Connarty, Michael
    Cryer, Ann
    Davies, Quentin
    Dismore, Andrew
    Francis, Hywel
    Hopkins, Kelvin
    MacShane, Denis
    Mann, John
    McDonnell, John
    Vaz, Keith

    Liberal Democrats

    Hancock, Mike

    Plaid Cymru

    Llwyd, Elfyn

    Scottish National Party

    Hosie, Stewart
    MacNeil, Angus
    Robertson, Angus
    Weir, Mike
    Wishart, Pete

    Social Democratic and Labour Party

    Durkan, Mark
    Naturally all the MPs taking part happen to be complete drips.

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    All seemed from a period earlier than the 30s to me, am I wrong?

    Good advert I thought, anyway!

    But MORE importantly, why the Hell are our elected representatives WASTING their time and MY MONEY in reacting at all in any way to this advert? Pathetic. :

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    Lol. What is the fuss about. All that came across to me, was a well-to-do Bavarian(?) gentleman.

    Isn't it just perfectly, albeit stylised, German?

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    I like the Advert, albeit it is too stereotypical. But I don't understand why they want to ban it? Does it have something to do with National Socialism? :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siebenbürgerin View Post
    But I don't understand why they want to ban it? Does it have something to do with National Socialism?
    Anything to do with Germany 'has something to do with National Socialism' to these type of people
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    Anything to do with Germany 'has something to do with National Socialism' to these type of people
    Hmm, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that's racism against Germans. Why is racism allowed against European People but not against different Races? (Rhetorical Question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siebenbürgerin View Post
    Hmm, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that's racism against Germans. Why is racism allowed against European People but not against different Races? (Rhetorical Question)
    That's if you accept the definition of racism unique in liberal western democracies that racism is a moral issue not a basic human trait, a fact of multiculturalism and is used for political competative advantage.

    The goostepping sketch on faulty towers also too German?

    It should be pointed out that the motion was tabled by a Scottish Nationalist Party MP, joined by a mincing gang of Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Asian and Jewish MPs joining in the mischief. At least two of them have publically stated they are not Jewish to add phony altruism to a pro-zionist arguement when they are.

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    Good to see that plonker Keith Vaz is still wasting my tax money. What would we do without this man? eyes:

    I loved the advert. Was a bit confused when it first came on, but it still grabbed my attention. The only impression I received from the advert was that of a stereotypical German. The kind of harmless stuff we had a laugh over as children.

    Just another example of MPs ,with time on their hands, trying to find ways to justify their extortionate wages.
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    I laughed. A bit stereotypical in that the bloke would choose his car over a women, but I honestly don't get what the fuss is about!

    Goes to show, the Germans do have a sense of humour :p and the pommy nutjobs in parliament really need to loosen up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brynhild View Post
    and the pommy nutjobs in parliament really need to loosen up.
    Keith Vaz


    A nutjob, but certainly not a pommy.
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