From the London Daily Mail…
British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House.
The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address.
Seriously, if it makes them feel better about getting the snot beat out of them by a little, start-up nation like America was in early 19th century, then let them have their little gloat.
In fact, we should throw the BBQ, invite the Limeys, then blast this song from loud speakers for the duration of the event…
…all in good natured fun, of course.
200 yrs ago today, British redcoats marched down Penn Ave to set fire to the White House.— British Embassy (@UKinUSA) August 24, 2014
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! pic.twitter.com/QIDBQTBmmL— British Embassy (@UKinUSA) August 24, 2014