I had to laugh:
British astronaut helps launch UK space agency
I think I'll rig up my Sky dish, in order to beam a message to the rest of the Universe: "run: the monkeys are coming!"
Incidentally, did you know that there's actually an officially-appointed alien liaison officer (I can't remember where I read that; so I can't tell you who it is)? I thank God I wore my corset...
The fucking monkeys can't even communicate with one another - how are they going to talk to a representative of some far-off civilization that's so advanced that it's developed FLS travel? Hilarious. Also, if the aliens are anything like me, then they'll perceive language in patterns (I've had no choice, given all the BS I've been fed, down the years), and they'll find human language very aggressive - it's the way humans think, so they can't hide it. Not for long, anyway. And that's another thing - lying's not logical (it creates false realities), and I can't help but think that an advanced civilization would have acknowledged that, which will make humanity, with all its lies and deceit, look positively deranged.
Run, ET, run like the fucking wind!