urged people to boycott the movie, in which Brno claims he wants to be the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler and says of cellar monster Josef Fritzl that it is the Austrian dream to have a job, find a dungeon and raise a family there. Mr Brix said: Its inappropriate. Everybody should speak up. The public will know how to react to this film. SACHA BARON COHEN is in trouble with the Austrian ambassador for his cheap jokes at the countrys expense. The comedian who plays Brno, a flamboyant gay fashion TV reporter from Austria in his latest film, has been slammed by the countrys British envoy Emil Brix. Mr Brix has London Lite Wednesday, 8 July 2009 Ox-flood StreetWatertaxi!DownpourbringshavoctoWestEnd Taxis got that sinking feeling in the West End as roads and Tube stations flooded in torrential downpours during last nights rush hour, with more rain forecast today. The city was lashed by thunderstorms, lightning and hail, with flash floods in some areas including Oxford street, where taxis and buses struggled through deep water. The sudden deluge caused travel chaos at the evening peak as more than an inch of rain fell in less than an hour. Firefighters had to evacuate Victoria main- line station and pump water from the con- course before rail services could resume, and there was severe disruption on the Tube as five stations -- Hyde Park Corner, Paddington, Victoria and both Edgware Road branches -- had to close because of flooding. Commuters caught up in the downpours, which started mid-afternoon and continued throughout the evening, told how they struggled to make it home. Peter Dunston, a retired bus driver from Croydon in south London, said: Normally id have got a bus but there were thousands and thousands of extra people trying to get one so i sat it out. Transport for London said: Our staff worked quickly to deal with the water in the stations and we restored services to the stations as soon as was possible. The Met Office had issued flash flood warnings, but forecasters said it was the intensity of the showers that caught people unaware. Rain will continue today although there will be breaks between the showers, which will gradually become lighter. The outlook for tomorrow remains unsettled but Friday is forecast to be drier. HOuSE prices have started to bounce off the bottom in the smartest neighbourhoods of London, a survey has revealed today. The biggest rise since last summer was in the SW3 postcode of Chelsea, where prices are up by nine per cent in a year, according to Hamptons, with neighbouring suburbs also showing modest improvement. Hamptons heat map shows values are up between West Brompton and Kensington. But values in the rest of London are still down. 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