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Weak Upper Lip

Derb wonders what the heck happened to the storied British stiff upper lip:

“'15 British Agressors [sic] must be EXECUTED.'  That was the placard being held up by some beetle-browed Iranian outside the British Embassy in Tehran.  Well, I don’t entirely disagree.  I certainly think that those British captives who have let themselves be put forward on Iranian TV, that woman wearing a headscarf, and the young man apologizing to the Iranian gangster-rulers, should be court-martialed for dereliction of duty when they get back to Blighty, with shooting definitely an option.


"How on earth can Britons behave like that?  A previous generation would not have done so.  I knew the women of my mother’s generation pretty well (Mum was born in 1912), and I am certain that any one of them, given that headscarf and told to put it on, would have said:  'You can hang me with it if you like, but I’ll be damned if I’ll wear the filthy thing.'  The men likewise.  What on earth has happened to the British?" 

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