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Wednesday, 20 February 2008

A Catalyst For Change?

Gordon Brown and the Olympics organisers are displaying an unhealthy amount of hubris, and congratulating themselves about the job enhancing prospects of the 2012 London Olympics.

Brown claims that the London 2012 Olympics are a "catalyst for change".

Seemingly 10% of the current workforce of 2,275, who are preparing the East London site for the construction of the venues, was previously unemployed. There is a long-term target of 7% of jobs being filled by those who had been unemployed.

That's all very well, but what happens when the Games are over?

What will be the tangible legacy of the 2012 Games?

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