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Monday, 8 November 2004

Who Pays? You Do of Course!

It seems that the arrogance of Tessa Jowell, the British Minister in charge of Britain's bid to host the 2012 Olympics, knows no bounds.

When asked about the possibility of budget overruns, in the highly unlikely event that Britain gets to host the Games, she said that there would not be any.

Needless to say the idea of an Olympic budget, being managed by politicians, not being breached is of course pure fantasy.

When pressed on this rather obvious point, she tartly admitted that if it did go over budget then the overrun would be made up by increasing taxes.

I wonder when she will have the courtesy to ask the voters if they are happy with this arrangement?

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