Last week, the Brussels Transport Minister Pascal Smet (Flemish socialist) has caused something of a storm by saying in an interview that he compares Brussels with a prostitute. Mr Smet told Ryan Heath of the news website Politico that “I often compare Brussels with a whore. The city is beautiful and exciting while at the same time it can be ugly and repulsive”.
Brussels Express collected a Brussels bad mouthing best of.
Donald Trump, US President, 2016: “Brussels is like living in a Hellhole”.
Donald Trump, US President, 2016: “Belgium is a beautiful city”.
Eric Zemmour, French journalist, 2015: “France should bomb Molenbeek”.
Noel Gallagher, former Oasis singer, 2015: “Brussels, it’s fucking boring”.
Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist, 2015 “This is where I come from, where I live and where I will probably die. Brussels is an aberration, but endearing. Like an ugly girlfriend that you don’t dare introduce to friends, but with who you feel very good”.
Jonathan Brenton, former UK Ambassador to Belgium, 2013: “If you think you understood Belgium, you were badly explained”.
Steven Rubenstein, US author, 2013: “The Brussels sprout. This is also the worst vegetable of next year”
Dave Barry, US author, 1987: “Werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, and Sunday School all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts”
Charles Baudelaire, French poet, 1860s: “Should I thank God to be French and not to be Belgian?”
Who's the winner?
- Philippe Geluck (38%, 34 Votes)
- Donald Trump (26%, 23 Votes)
- Jonathan Brenton (16%, 14 Votes)
- Pascal Smet (11%, 10 Votes)
- Eric Zemmour (3%, 3 Votes)
- Dave Barry (2%, 2 Votes)
- Charles Baudelaire (2%, 2 Votes)
- Noel Gallagher (1%, 1 Votes)
- Steven Rubenstein (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 90
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