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New US embassy in London comes with pricey protection

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$1 billion high-security fortress is designed to protect the embassy as it moves to a more remote location.
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baraxor (1 month ago)
They should stock the moat with genuine Florida alligators.
Linda Fleming (6 months ago)
Trump Tower London
MovedMasterMike (6 months ago)
What a shithole lmao
A_Better_World (8 months ago)
1 billion dollar for an embassy but not money for the little people...
Deano Moore (8 months ago)
I now get why Trump upset 1billion🤔
la cachiporra (10 months ago)
For that price you can buy a whole country.
lion Roar (11 months ago)
Also there is no privacy when you are at the interview window, they call two three applicants and then they queue up right behind you just three four feet away, they can listen to whatever you say and then there are benches just five feet away and people can listen to you while you talk about personal stuff, very unprofessional set up. No privacy, no proper partitions. You can hear people in the background which is a big distraction, it feels like you are on a food street.
lion Roar (11 months ago)
One of the highest visa rejection rates, easier to get multiple visa from canada. The embassy is located at a very odd location, its a long walk from the nearest Vauxhall tube station, if you arrive a bit early then they dont allow you in, you must wait outside in rain and cold with your documents, they simply don't bother. If the visa officer doesn't believe you for whatever reason he or she could reguse your application under section 214 b, they have been given absolute power to destroy your present as well as future visa applications. 214 b is muddy section and cant be appealed.
Pbj Labor (11 months ago)
lol it did cost nothing to tax payers read the sell of ex embassy and what they sold it for and what this new one cost do the math first
Joshua Taylor (1 year ago)
What hypocrites the British are! Lets go down that long, long list of disgustingly racist things the queen's husband (of the head of state) has said about all kinds of 'other' nations and peoples including Africa. Where was your outrage and mass protests then Britain?
Joshua Taylor (11 months ago)
You would never know because prince Phillip is above the law, unlike the President. He has also said far worse. Trump and he would have a lot in common.
Ian Robertson (11 months ago)
Sorry but Prince Philip never ever touched other women up with or without their consent and never called African countries "shit holes" the orange umpah lompah did and the whole word knows it but he will not admit it even though there is evidence to say he did. Why would we want a racist woman hating cunt here anyway. He needs to learn etiquete and how to treat people correctly before he goes any where.
Phoebe Jones (1 year ago)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42663977 . The USA did not own the old embassy they leased it from the Grosvener Estate.
LifeSaver Eli-Yah (1 year ago)
New World Order Kaaba
Ldn Lx (1 year ago)
each new build looks worse than the last - with these idiots trying to out do each other the worse one in the leaning tower at tower bridge , i feel sick every time i see it. this new US Embassy now takes the cake -and the poor U.S Citizens have to pay for it - as we do here in the UK for a country run by idiots.
Zerk J (1 year ago)
The Diversity Tax strikes again!
lee glennie (1 year ago)
Trump refuses to open the new US embassy.... Blaming Obama even though it was in 2008 under Bush that it was given the go ahead
Michael Hayden (1 year ago)
Long live the UK&US.
luqman turakı (1 year ago)
Very sad for london, and they claim london is the safest city
Max Hall (6 months ago)
Nobody claims it is the safest city, but it is far safer than any American city. It's design was excessive and unnecessary.
Syed Hoque (1 year ago)
Donald Trump has the support of Britain’s Silent Majority who back Brexit.
DaChaGee (6 months ago)
Syed Hoque The racists! 😂
MrFurling (1 year ago)
Any guards from that U.S terrorist embassy shoot anyone in London, that fucking building will be raised to the ground and the guards shot dead back!
MrFurling (1 year ago)
Blow up an bomb the fucking shit out of the terrorists new U.S embassy in London!
Noneshere (1 year ago)
No Heathcare and Social Security is dying tho
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leepakim (1 year ago)
looks pretty cool
Araf (1 year ago)
American conservatives don't care or even think of Europe. European right wing who are liberal on social issues like abortion,gay marriage is begging for the attention of American conservatives who strongly believes in the values of the God, Bible and ready to use the second amendment to for the defense of these values. Shut the fuck up you immoral hypocrite European right wing. Shame on you.
christy contois (1 year ago)
London's a s******* rape home Capital now their government doesn't give a s*** anymore I wouldn't even waste your time don't let anybody in there
DaChaGee (6 months ago)
christy contois Can't you say shit???
Elvin Ostrup (1 year ago)
What's even the point of having US embassies? Thought Americans had forsaken any semblance of diplomacy.
Alec Hemy (1 year ago)
its in sarfe! 😂
Another Champion (1 year ago)
Terrorist target? Just another terrorist HQ! Funny how they somehow managed to sell the old building and make so much profit that it funded the new one in its entirety. If Joe Public pulled that same deal off then its called money laundering. Why does it have more security than Iraq, what are they trying to say?
Grumpy OldMan (1 year ago)
From an architectural standpoint, I believe that the architect should be drawn and quartered. That's one butt-ugly design.
mm gel (1 year ago)
I cannot wait to trump comes to our beautiful country . We will fucking have riots . He ain't welcome the fucking rapey cunt
mm gel (1 year ago)
Fucking eyesore
Bob Hopes (1 year ago)
United States is under the total control of Israel
Midnight Phister (8 months ago)
the capital of jewsa is hellaviv.
Dixie May (1 year ago)
It's a shame that Benghazi wasn't this good.
Dave S (1 year ago)
There they go again... the US Government spending more money that they don't have. Wait a sec.---they can print up as much as they need anytime---silly me.
christopher hudson (5 months ago)
The us government does not print it the federal reserve does
Tom Quinton (7 months ago)
The bulk of the money came from the selling of US properties in London, back to the UK.
Brian Byrnes (1 year ago)
Elvin Ostrup Shhhh don’t try and educate this idiot, let him be clueless
Elvin Ostrup (1 year ago)
Wouldn't that weaken the US dollar?
Toby Kloo (1 year ago)
America shouldn't even have an embassy in the UK, let alone having to pay for it. Unbelievable.
MAGA 2020 (1 year ago)
The UK doesn't like us now?Just because we voted just like Brexit ? Milktoast and Soymilk UK? I never thought I'd see the day..Shame
DaChaGee (6 months ago)
Charzey That's not true!
Charzey (1 year ago)
The UK and London are two VERY different things, London is basically like Commifornia. It's filled with lefties and immigrants, most of the original population have moved to other places.
LambShanks (1 year ago)
Screaming Eagles Only the libtards
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ALABAMBOA 1981 (1 year ago)
Even though London has fallen and we have traitors in power, us average Brits love Trump and can’t wait to come out to support him!... That’s if our own treasonous Police don’t arrest us for hate crimes for doing so!
Max Hall (6 months ago)
Funnily enough Elvin, according to the OECD, dental hygiene is actually worse in the US than it is the UK.
Low buget Gamer (9 months ago)
Elvin Ostrup you avarage americans are fat
Andrew Escalante (10 months ago)
Elvin Ostrup (1 year ago)
You average Brits have poor dental hygiene.
boykotgooglification (1 year ago)
What a shame human kind needs a fortress in the middle of London. The progress America has made over the last 50 years amazes the world citizens.
Alexander Cummins (6 months ago)
Human kind doens't need fortress' America does. There are around 168 embassies in london only the US has a fortress.
Max Hall (11 months ago)
Not it doesn't hahaha. The US is way more dangerous than European countries. I guess you're from what Trump calls "shithole countries".
Tenchu Tesshu (1 year ago)
Now that's an expensive piece of shit.
RussiaNukesAmerica3 (1 year ago)
Most dangerous job in the UK has to be ' security guard ' at that embassy.
Sagar Thakuri (9 months ago)
Damn, I work there.
Sean Bruce (1 year ago)
RussiaNukesAmerica3 Saying that Islam is evil and that it doesn't belong in the West.
leon singleton (1 year ago)
You can thank Muslims for this price.
Abdullahi shire (1 year ago)
leon singleton No your mom should be thank for that
That Ginger Cunt From Terminator 2 (1 year ago)
It even has a moat 😂😂😂.
Grumpy OldMan (1 year ago)
If you have a moat, you just *have to have* a drawbridge...
mikbillrennie (1 year ago)
Fuckin says it all about England, can't believe I live in a country where the American embassy in London is more fortified that probably the one in Iraq!!!
HYUKLDER1 (11 months ago)
The fault of the 'religion of kill everybody else' aided by liberal politicians.
Leo K (1 year ago)
C P there’s a lot of terroist planning to blow up the embassy in Baghdad in London we just throw ice cream and get a bunch of feminist
Carey Parker (1 year ago)
Whats the difference between London and Baghdad. Answer. Nothing
Leo K (1 year ago)
mikbillrennie lol more roadman are gonna take the piss out of the embassy 😂😂😂
Noneshere (1 year ago)
Heathcare too
HoodwinkedbyanAngel Michael Fazio (1 year ago)
Your tax dollars being wasted WHILST Americans are starving in the streets
Tom Quinton (7 months ago)
The bulk of the money came from a number of US properties sold back to the UK.
Inverted Milk (9 months ago)
Citizens here are not starving, we have food stamps. They usually waste it on useless food, that's fatty and bad. Embassies are important, it gives Americans outside of America a connection. If there were a civil war in a foreign country, citizens and other civilians can take refugee in the embassy.
Charzey (1 year ago)
Goto London and see how dangerous it is, this will save American lives.
John Lalawethika (1 year ago)
No one in America is starving on the street. People on welfare eat better than the working class.
No name Brand (1 year ago)
HoodwinkedbyanAngel Michael Fazio Go feed them then if you're so concerned. No one is stopping you except you. So I guess you aren't that worried about their welfare. Dumbass.
monkeygraborange (1 year ago)
What a hideous abortion of a building. It looks like it's made out of bones.
baraxor (1 month ago)
Clad with the bones of the British Empire.
Novocastrian Winter (1 year ago)
I shall visit to say thanks to trump, I live in the north. Nice design.
People Evil (1 year ago)
Stay away from them
z y (1 year ago)
Its the UK governments' fault.And still they are importing more terrorists. Nice one Theresa May. Thanks for nothing!
DaChaGee (6 months ago)
Novocastrian Winter Like where? Name an area that's a wasteland!
footy vids (1 year ago)
Lol America is the greatest threat to world peace
No Name (1 year ago)
nice BORG cube :)
Elvin Ostrup (1 year ago)
If America hadn't dragged the UK into all those pointless wars, the UK wouldn't have been nearly as big a target.
ALABAMBOA 1981 (1 year ago)
z y You’re spot on there Mate, that treasonous bitch has given our capital and massive areas of our country away!