(Vinnie) Jones sticks boot into England - "past its sell-by date"

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  • Deleted user 4 September 2013 07:34:51
    I liked this bit:
    Jones, who lives next door to Quentin Tarantino on Mulholland Drive, said.. cont.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/jones-sticks-boot-england-000342865.html#aVhevmw

    Hardman actor Vinnie Jones has branded England "past its sell-by date" and said that it has opened its doors to too many immigrants.
    The Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels star, 48, lives in Los Angeles and said that he could never be tempted back.
    "There's nothing to come back to here. To me, England is past its sell-by date," he told the Radio Times.
  • PazJohnMitch 4 Sep 2013 07:37:22 7,785 posts
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    Los Angeles clearly has too many immigrants too.
  • Stickman 4 Sep 2013 07:41:18 29,657 posts
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    Typical Welsh, always ragging on England.

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  • mrpon 4 Sep 2013 07:43:42 28,426 posts
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/101848

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  • Trafford 4 Sep 2013 09:13:23 5,611 posts
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    Ignorant pillock shows true colours shocker.
  • JuanKerr 4 Sep 2013 09:21:24 36,192 posts
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    I'm surprised he lives in Los Angeles, what with all the filthy immigrants there too:

    Los Angeles is home to people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different identified languages.[113] Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo, and Thai Town provide examples of the polyglot character of Los Angeles.
  • Youthist 4 Sep 2013 09:25:11 10,010 posts
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    Probably not too many near Tarantino's house though (well, apart from those working within it).

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • LeoliansBro 4 Sep 2013 09:29:40 43,227 posts
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    Oddly the multiculturalism is one of the few things LA has going for it.

    Pillock man in ivory tower.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • BillMurray 4 Sep 2013 09:33:25 7,607 posts
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    What a bloody wally.
  • Load_2.0 4 Sep 2013 09:36:12 18,879 posts
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    I am wary of people being misquoted but if that is his attitude he is a twat.

    His English hardman schtick might be an amusing novelty at the golf club but I doubt it has much of a shelf life.

    Good luck paying the mortgage in ten years on that "acting" career.
  • quadfather 4 Sep 2013 09:41:08 11,815 posts
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    What a ridiculous article. Apart from the immigration comments, the only other tangible bit of reading was what flavour walkers crisps he gets delivered.

    Scintillating chap.

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  • RedSparrows 4 Sep 2013 09:43:15 21,998 posts
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    Pub bore gets published.
  • w00t 4 Sep 2013 09:45:01 11,047 posts
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    Immigrant moves to country renowned for immigration, complains about immigration.

    Moron.

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  • BeardedGamerUK 4 Sep 2013 10:03:31 1,303 posts
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    Vinnie Jones always has been and always will be a bell end!
  • sport 4 Sep 2013 10:13:58 12,538 posts
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    I agree with Vinnie, this isn't the country I grew up in.
  • Armoured_Bear 4 Sep 2013 10:20:35 10,258 posts
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    Why would anyone care what he thinks about England?

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  • CosmicFuzz 4 Sep 2013 11:34:52 23,173 posts
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    Vinnie is just expressing his love for an independent Scotland. VINNIE FOR FIRST MINISTER

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  • psychokitten Moderator 4 Sep 2013 11:43:54 7,794 posts
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    As an immigrant, I feel personally outraged and a little hungry right now

    sport wrote:
    I agree with Vinnie, this isn't the country I grew up in.
    I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
  • RelaxedMikki 4 Sep 2013 11:59:20 927 posts
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    Past his sell-by date migrant lambasts nation of migrants as "past it's sell-by date" from home in nation of migrants.

    Vinnie who?
  • sport 4 Sep 2013 12:25:36 12,538 posts
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    psychokitten wrote:
    As an immigrant, I feel personally outraged and a little hungry right now

    sport wrote:
    I agree with Vinnie, this isn't the country I grew up in.
    I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
    ;-D
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 12:31:26 86,328 posts
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    Always been a total cunt.
  • Ka-blamo 4 Sep 2013 13:33:32 7,287 posts
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    So what are you lot saying, If he lived in England he'd have a point?...but as he lives in a different country he's a hypocrite and thus his opinion is invalid?

    His point should stand alone regardless of his circumstances.
  • senso-ji 4 Sep 2013 13:43:41 5,790 posts
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    Wait...so Jones doesn't like immigration policies that allowed him to move and live in a different country?
  • RedSparrows 4 Sep 2013 13:45:19 21,998 posts
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    His point is undermined by his circumstances in a couple of ways:

    1) He lives on the other side of the world, and so doesn't live in this failed England he's bleating about.
    2) He's an immigrant, complaining about immigrants. Hypocrisy is, actually, a problem when making an argument with any real moral conviction, which is what he's clumsily lunging at.
    3) Have I killed all possibility of humour et al? My work is done.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 13:45:58 04-09-2013
  • Chopsen 4 Sep 2013 13:48:20 15,713 posts
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    Moreissey did exactly the same a few years ago. Not only was he an immigrant to another country at the time, but his parents were Irish immigrants to the UK.

    Immigration is one of those issues that people have a massive moral blind spot on.
  • sport 4 Sep 2013 13:54:04 12,538 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    His point is undermined by his circumstances in a couple of ways:

    1) He lives on the other side of the world, and so doesn't live in this failed England he's bleating about.
    2) He's an immigrant, complaining about immigrants. Hypocrisy is, actually, a problem when making an argument with any real moral conviction, which is what he's clumsily lunging at.
    3) Have I killed all possibility of humour et al? My work is done.
    1) But that's WHY he left. He went down the road less travelled and made incomprehensible sacrifices to escape a collapsing England.
    2) He's not an immigrant, he's an emigrant. We are the real hypocrites.
    3) You can kill alot of things Sparrow, but Vinnie's courage won't be one of them!
  • RedSparrows 4 Sep 2013 13:55:13 21,998 posts
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    I'll kill you, you Saff bastard. Get out.
  • sport 4 Sep 2013 13:56:18 12,538 posts
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    /flees to LA
  • RedSparrows 4 Sep 2013 13:59:20 21,998 posts
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    He's right about Heathrow, though. Bloody airports, being built all over the world and looking similar.
  • DFawkes 4 Sep 2013 14:04:14 22,588 posts
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    In theory if you have dual nationality and a home in both nations, you could emigrate to one without actually being an immigrant, right? You're still emigrating from one and immigrating to another. But are you an immigrant in both, or neither? No need to reply of course, I'm clearly gibbering. Just a thought. And now I can't read immigrant without hearing Mo from Simpsons blaming it on "immigants".

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