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Tuesday, 18 October 2005

Daft Idea

Lord Redesdale, a British Liberal Democrat peer, is calling for London to open the 2012 Olympic Games with a a display of Morris dancing.

This is a form of traditional dance that comprises groups of people jumping around with sticks and handkerchiefs, with bells on their trousers.

He is quoted as saying:

"There are 14,000 Morris dancers in this country and they should be represented in the ceremony.

People come from around the world to see our traditions, so we should show them off whenever we get the chance.

Having all 14,000 Morris dancers in the stadium at the same time would be a great idea

How many people do beach volleyball in the UK? They get Horseguards Parade to show off their skills. I'm not suggesting making Morris a sport, but let's at least give it a role

A totally daft idea, guaranteed to make the 2012 Olympics a laughing stock.

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