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17 Brilliantly British Ways To Protest

What do we want? Change! How do we want it? Politely!

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1. The sarcastic smiley.


2. The insincere apology.

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Andrew Winning / Reuter

3. The important clarification.

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Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

4. The 'indeed'.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

5. The mild mannered objection to this sort of thing.

6. The plea for old-fashioned values.

7. The war poster parody.

8. The classic pun.

9. The insistence a nice cup of tea is always the answer.

10. The gentle reprimand.

11. The risque allusion to swearing.

12. The puzzle book comparison.

13. The barely contained outrage.

14. The war poster parody (part II).

15. The polite secret code.


16. The always happy to try to chip in and help.

17. The geeky sci-fi reference.

18. The slightly incredulous note of cautious optimism.