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Monday, 28 April 2008

Wasting Our Money

Wasting Our Money
It is reassuring to know that, despite the lousy state of the government's finances and the ongoing credit crunch, Gordon Brown and his minions are prepared to use our money to treat visiting Olympics officials in a manner akin to royalty.

The Times reports that organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have booked 1,925 rooms in London's best hotels for international delegates and their spouses at a cost of £10M.

The top officials will be staying in 345 suites costing up to £3,000 a night.

Half of this bill will be settled by London 2012, the Games organiser.

Apparently it is the most expensive block booking in Olympic history.

Even the International Olympic Committee (IOC), used to sitting in the very best seats of the Olympic gravy train, is surprised at Gordon Brown's generosity.

Oddly enough the details about the costs of these hotel rooms etc have been edited out of the online bid document, that is on the official 2012 website.

I wonder why?

It is apparent that no one is actually in charge of the budget for these absurd and unwanted games.

This fiasco will blow back on both the government (politically), and on the taxpayer (financially).

Now is the time to be seriously consideirng pulling out of the games.

The London Olympics is now completely out of control.

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