Down and Out In The Olympic Village

Stung by criticism of the inept and profligate ways of the team he heads, “Lord” Seb Coe, the man respoinsible for delivering the 2012 Olympic Schlockfest has hit back angrily (ooooooh!) at accusations that progress reports coming out of the Olympic p[roject press office are “pure bunkum” and the Games are just a firey pit into which steroid enhanced stokers clad in leather harness and gimp masks are shovelling huge piles of taxpayers money.
The games, he says, are bringing regeneration to a rundown part of London. It will, he claims, lead to the creation of job opportunities and the building of new homes.
Now who is going to buy these new homes we wonder? Not the low paid service secor workers who will fill the new jobs, nor the displaced council tenants (of whom between 10 and 15% are classed as disabled or vulnerable) who are mostly earning well below the national average income.
You can bet your life savings on that.

5 thoughts on “Down and Out In The Olympic Village

  1. According to AFP (Agence France-Presse) London is the second most expensive city in the world next to Moscow, 26.3 per cent more expensive than New York, so I presume housing is a large part of that. Maybe after the Olympic games the new housing estate will become another white elephant, like the London landmark, the Millenium dome.

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    1. Trust the French to misrepresent. Monte Carlo is the most expensive city though it will soon be overtaken by Dubai. London is actually quite cheap if you know your way around, certainly cheaper than Tokio. I heard that report though and wondered exactly what criteria had been used.

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  2. Will Coe make it to the 2012 finishing line still in charge?
    Seems more than doubtful to me – he only ever ran and medal’d in the 800 meter sprint remember, so he’s no long-distance man ain’t the Lord.
    Odds on he’ll have shot his bolt and jump before he’s pushed before 2009 by the looks of the gathering storm clouds of incompetence and corruption that is beginning to make the new Wembley construction saga look very small spuds indeed.

    He can’t even supervise a half-decent logo – even for £400K – so imagine the finished toilet of an Olympic park.

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