Non German Humour
FREE MARKET FAIRY TALES brings graphic pictures of Beer adverts for Spitifre Ale - an excellent sup.
In a miracle of sense previous adverts weren't banned:
Adverts poking fun at Germans and gay men have been cleared by watchdogs.
The Bottle of Britain ads for Spitfire ale used on the London Underground were accused of being racist and homophobic.
The Advertising Standards Authority received 19 complaints, but ruled they did not cause serious offence
Advertisers had argued that to ban the advertisements would be overzealous political correctness.
The posters carried statements such as "Votz zo funny about zeez posters?", "German Beer is Pants" and "Have the sunbeds. We're going to the bar" .
In an apparent reference to gay men, another of the posters read: "Rear gunners drink lager shandy."
Spitfire beer was launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and a proportion of its revenue is donated to the Royal Airforce Force Benevolent Fund.
The advertisers argued that the tongue-in-cheek campaign merely reflected an aspect of British cultural history.
And they said that in their experience Germans were capable of finding the campaign humorous.