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Friday, 8 June 2007

London Logo Farce - The Farce Continues II

London LogoThe media are having a field day with the ongoing farce over the "Lisa Simpson giving a blow job" Olympics logo, as such it should come as no surprise to learn that MP's have attached themselves to the bandwagon calling for the logo to be put out of its misery.

In a Commons early day motion, Philip Davies (Con Shipley) called the design a "pathetic attempt to appear trendy" and called for it to be scrapped.

He added that the £400K price tag was a "spectacular waste of money".

Mr Davies said:

"The new logo for the 2012 Olympics is childish, ridiculous and a pathetic attempt to appear trendy and brings the London Olympics, which should be an event of great national pride, into disrepute."

His motion has been signed by three other MPs.

I would, however, agree with one thing that Tessa Jowell said; the controversy over the logo has prompted an outpouring of creative talent (as people submit better versions), and has attracted a very large amount of publicity for the London 2102 Olympics.

So it's not all bad then!

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