“Whole nation” my arse !
Posted by Big John on May 20, 2011
Do you remember how the press told us recently that the whole nation was in a state of excitement about Willy and Kate’s wedding (Blimey! the’re still going on about Pippa’s arse to this day), when actually an ICM poll showed that 79% of the population were either “largely indifferent” or “couldn’t care less” about the wedding.
Well now they are telling us that the whole nation is about to be united in their enthusiasm for next year’s Olympics. In fact I’ve just been watching some
prat bloke on the TV news talking a load of cobblers about the ‘Olympic Flame’ being carried around the country, and of how ”the whole nation will come together” in support of ‘the games’.
I may be wrong, but I’m sure that I am not alone when I say that I couldn’t give a ’monkey’s' if one sweaty person can run faster than another, or if some lycra clad spaceman on a bike can set a new record in some place called a ‘velodrome’.
Guess what ? … It looks like I’m right, for a Sky News survey shows that only around 10% of the
whole nation are “very excited” about Seb Coe’s £9 billion circus.
Now I’m sure that there is one section of the whole nation that is a bit pissed off at the moment: and that is those ‘sports lovers’ who have forked out millions for tickets and have no idea as to what they have bought.
So where does this ‘whole nation’ idea originate ? … Well not from .. ‘The Economist’ .. or those who could have used all that money to really benefit ‘the whole nation’, and that’s for sure.
So I can only assume that it must come from the man who is not only the ring master, but also the driver of …
… the Olympic ’gravy train’ !