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“Bread and Circuses” … ?

Posted by Big John on August 26, 2008

Since ‘The Games’ started this blog has been an ‘Olympic Free Zone’, but having seen all the euphoria, the media hysteria, Bojo waving that bloody flag and that ‘exploding’ big red bus (a nice reminder of 7/7), I just have to wonder about people’s priorities in this country …

Wow ! … 19 Gold Medals … 13 Silver .. and .. 15 Bronze: and all that it cost to train ‘Team GB’ was £90 million. Now that’s what I call value for money !

Now we are all set to blow £9 billion ( I bet that it will cost double that amount ) on staging the 2012 Olympics in London.

Meanwhile people are denied cancer drugs which are freely available in other European countries … Our public transport system is an expensive disgrace … Patients are still dying from diseases contracted in filthy hospitals … Old folk can’t afford to heat their homes in winter … Thousands of children are leaving school unable to read and write … Street violence is on the increase and nobody seems to know what to do about it … Our prisons are bursting at the seams … Wounded veterans (Real HEROES) have to fight for compensation … and countless ‘good causes’ are refused Lottery funding: …  but never mind, for soon the homeless and unemployed of East London will have just what they need …

…    a bleedin’ great Velodrome !     😡


3 Responses to ““Bread and Circuses” … ?”

  1. Longrider said

    Mine remains an Olympic free zone and will continue to be so. 😉

  2. Oscarandre said

    And now that the UK has outstripped Australia’s medal count, John, we’re being told that this country will have to spend more if we are to be successful in London. It already costs us about $7 million dollars for every gold medallion. How did we come to believe all this guff?

  3. Darlene said

    My gosh, it sounds like the U.S.A. I had no idea things were as bad across the pond as they are here. Sorry, Laddies.

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