"Look, mate, this is my country". Was the Daily Mail listening?
Before the opening of the Olympics, the Daily Mail ran a series of stories on those athletes it called "plastic Brits ". By this ugly term, it referred to those in the British team who were born overseas and later acquired citizenship. Under the guise of reporting a "controversy" (controversial to no one but itself), the paper complained that "11 per cent of the 542-strong squad were born abroad