Brits Blast Benalmadena Boat Renaming

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Brits Blast Benalmadena Boat Renaming.  Expats are furious after finding out that a sinking ship is to be renamed Reino Unido.

Brits Blast Benalmadena Boat Renaming

Brits Blast Benalmadena Boat Renaming

Benalmadena County Council has announced today that they are renaming the famous paddle steamer which is moored in the marina “Reino Unido” as a nod to the thousands of British tourists who visit the town every year.  However, the news has been blasted by British expats who say that it’s an insult, and is making a clear mockery of the United Kingdom

Largo-Juan Plata from the Department For Renaming Partially Sunken Ships says “My department was founded more than 70 years ago and it’s wonderful to actually have something to do.  We’re so excited to be able to rename this historic vessel.  The renaming will become official at a ceremony next week attended by the third cousin of someone who is loosely related to a direct descendant of Admiral Nelson”. 

Benalmadena Willow

A recent photo of the stricken vessel.

A Sinking Ship

News of the renaming of the historic steamer is not being well received by Brits.  Edward Smith from the Benalmadena United Mariners Society says “There are so many lovely boats that could have been renamed in tribute to the UK, but they’ve chosen one which is sinking faster than Jeremy Corbyn’s political career.  It’s offensive”. 

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Expats have said the move will do little to strengthen relations between the Costa Del Sol and British travellers.  Anne Fernandez runs a Facebook group where members express their outrage over issues including Brexit and how anyone could have been stupid enough to vote Conservative.  Anne says “I’m outraged, we all are.  I thought I’d be out of outrage after the election results, but I found a reserve supply of outrage and I’m glad I did.  Calling the sinking boat Reino Unido won’t do anything to boost tourism, but it will antagonise the hundreds of Brits who have to look at it every day and be reminded that their country is likely to share the fate of this old boat”.

Benalmadena Boat

The Poop Deck on the Reino Unido is being renamed the Brexit Deck. It won’t be long until this is completely submerged.

Democratic Decision

The council insists the decision to rename the boat has been a democratic one.  Pedro Pugwash says “We held a vote on the renaming of the boat.  52% voted in favour of calling her Reino Unido, and 48% voted against.  You can’t argue with a result like that.  All three people who voted have said they are accepting the decision”.  

Stew Pidfool is originally from Birmingham and now lives in Estepona said “Actually I’m not from Birmingham, I’m from Edgbaston.  I don’t really understand this to be honest, so I’m just going to keep saying fake news.  Fake news.  That’s what we say when we don’t get something, it makes us think other people think we’re intelligent. Fake news. Did you get that?”.

Do you think the renaming of the famous ship is offensive? Have your say in the comments below!

Written by Seaman Staines, Costa Del Sol Update.

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3 comments

  1. Yes i have i think it should be renamed MR MARBELLA , A SINKING SHIP IS WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING TO MR MARBELLA , WHEN ALL THE EXPATS GET DEPORTED WHEN THE UK LEAVES THE EU. IT ALL THE FAULT OF THE IRISH JEWS HAHA HAVE TO LAUGH IRISH JEWS WHATEVER NEXT, ISRAELI CATHOLICS STILL THEY ARE A NICE LOT, BIT SHORT OF A SHILLING OR TWO. I MEAN THEY ARE IRISH SO THAT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL . I DO NOT COME FROM BIRMINGHAM I ACTUALLY LIVE WITH MR TOAD UNDER A SLIMY ROCK IN A LILLEY POND.

  2. This article brings back painful memories from me when I contracted a dose of steamboat willie in the Sudetenland

  3. YES , YES I REMEMBER GETTING A DOSE OF BOLANDITUS IN MY CRICKET BOX, WE HAD TO STEAM THE CRITTER OUT, SLIPPERY BLIGHTER MY FRIEND SWEET WILLIAM, BILLIE FOR SHORT WELL HE WAS ONLY 3FT TALL . DID THE JOB AND EVER SINCE HE HAS BEEN KNOWN AS STEAMER .. You can reconise the simptons reseeding grey hair line orange skin colour sort of shade of tango orange and makes you suffer brewer droope. sorry for the spelling mistakes ,it is all part of the desease it is called being a paddy. it is all to do with having your willie cut off!¡he is related to billie you see. .

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