Fucking brilliant! I couldn't decide what made them suddenly drop everything like that, but if it was the BBC then that really is amazing news!!
"Who's throwing the prom then".
Looking at the hilarity that was Fridays wedding I think Dusty should be in charge! Need evidence...http://www.flickr.com/photos/1queer1/sets/72157604014478753/
It's probably a combination of things, but I think that they're savvy enough to know that this surge in bad publicity was going to have a profound impact on their tourism industry. They did the right thing, at the end of the day, whatever force coerced them to do so.
HIRED! I'm so gutted I couldn't be there for that, it looked like a brilliant time :)
That is AWESOME news! Biggest of Congratulations! :D
Holy shit that's great news. Major, major congrats. :-)
Yeah, I'm still reeling from it. I really was prepared for the long term, and this has knocked the wind out of me.
!!! Cheers all round, and especially to you and Cat.
Fantastic! I'm really chuffed for you both
Whoooo! That is so frickin awesome!
Well done Mil, and everyone!!
I know. I still can't believe it. The fact that when I fly to London on Tuesday, he'll be there waiting for me is utterly surreal.
2008-03-03 05:23 pm (UTC)
Awesome news all around.
Maybe you should make a career of changing the world :D
Ah fuck that's brilliant news!
Hooray! I am glad to hear a Positive ending for this situation. I only hope Dubai does reform their policies.
Congratulations on the win!
I do, as well....this has always been about getting him home safe, and ensuring that the others who are trapped there aren't forgotten. The BBC have been our heroes through this, and from their efforts we're hoping the change will be universal.
Thanks for your support :)
YES!!!!!!!!! YES !!!!!!!
You can also tell him yourself, he's ynl on LJ :)
words can't express how happy i am for you guys!!!
Thank YOU. You've truly gone far and beyond with your support, and we owe you one :)
ah, man. I'm not putting up with that slanty-eyed bastard's whining when he gets home. send him back.
He told me on the phone that all he wants in the world is to sit on your knee and weep on your shoulder. Seriously, that's what he said.
Excellent and awesome! I'm so glad for you guys.
This is the best news I've gotten all week!!!
I should have read my Flist before telling folks to write Lord Avebury!
Are you heading straight to London or will you still be working the video shoot this week?
I am SOOOOOOOOO GEEKED!
Excellent work by you and everyone involved. Congrats!
Oh, what wonderful news!
I've been following this and spreading the word since zwetschke
alerted me to the situation.
Welcome (almost) home!
thats so amazing :) i almost cried with relief
YOU have a lot to be proud of with all of the amazing work you put into making this happen. Can't wait to hear about the homecoming!
I'm so glad to hear this.
Also, "This is the geek equivalent of an 80's movie ending," is a truly awesome way of putting it...
I can't wait for the impromptu dancing in the street ;)
All of a sudden and unexpected you say?
Almost like those characters over in the UAE got poked in a sore spot?
In any case..
Good to hear things worked out!
2008-03-05 05:06 am (UTC)
Honestly, yeah...we've been told one thing and delivered another since day one. I was almost loather to make a post at all until I knew he was safe in the departure lounge.
I can speculate that Dubai did this out of self interest, not justice. I can still be proven wrong, and I like to believe the best in people. Won't hold my breath, though, and I'm prepared to fight for the others who are still in prison there.
Thanks for you support :)