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OLYMPIC CON TRICK?

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Message 1 - posted by HAMPTONCAUGHT, Feb 24, 2007

Who do you blame for the great fiasco that is now emerging that the games are now going to cost £9 billion pounds. Who did the maths in the first place, has someone been telling porkies, have any 'bungs' been supplied, will anybody be sacked.Will Livingstone be appearing to explain all of this or will he try to weasel his way out along with all the other politicos.Instead of robbing motorists he should be sorting this mess out and telling the Olympic commitee that Londoners and in fact all taxpayers will not be paying for it. The building has not even begun yet the costs keep going up and up.What a con.
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Message 2 - posted by H&G, Feb 24, 2007

Click on the link below and cast your vote.



newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1...
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Message 3 - posted by HAMPTONCAUGHT, Feb 24, 2007

Click on the link below and cast your vote.



newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1...

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Done it,and what a load of tosh coming from the 'official spokespersons'.
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Message 4 - posted by Lakesider, Feb 28, 2007

Who do you blame for the great fiasco that is now emerging that the games are now going to cost £9 billion pounds. Who did the maths in the first place, has someone been telling porkies, have any 'bungs' been supplied, will anybody be sacked.Will Livingstone be appearing to explain all of this or will he try to weasel his way out along with all the other politicos.Instead of robbing motorists he should be sorting this mess out and telling the Olympic commitee that Londoners and in fact all taxpayers will not be paying for it. The building has not even begun yet the costs keep going up and up.What a con.

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All I have the stomach to say is .... another CON perpetrated on the country and Londn in particular and my vote reflected my disgust.There will be certain people who will benefit from the Olympics,but nobody who you or I know.Thats for sure.
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Message 5 - posted by U2333665, Feb 28, 2007

Apparently the term '2012' did not actually refer to the year of the event ,but to the £20.12 billion pounds it is at least going to cost...
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Message 6 - posted by U3312314, Feb 28, 2007

Well London, you wanted the Olympic Games, you told the rest of the UK that they had to be London's games as nowhere else was suitable, you will get all the infrastructure benefits, so you can pay for them!

Before you start bleating that it is unfair remember that parliament insisted that the seawater in the westcountry had to be cleaned up lest you caught any bugs while on holiday. Who do you think paid for that?

Too right westcountry water rate payers!

So London Olympics MUST be paid for by London!
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Message 7 - posted by U2279876, Feb 28, 2007

i didn't want it!! don't tar us all with the lord snooty coe brush :(
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Message 8 - posted by U7239062, Mar 1, 2007

i do not have any sympathy whatsoever for greedy self centred motorists
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Message 9 - posted by Guy_on_a_bike, Mar 1, 2007

"VOTE RESULTS
Is the legacy of the Olympics worth the cost?
Yes
37.16%
No
54.94%
Not sure
7.89%
38253 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion"


What does that bottom sentence mean? It looks like that whatever you vote doesn't matter because the beeb is rigging it to suit themselves.

Shurely not!
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Message 10 - posted by 1952keith, Mar 1, 2007

the olympics will be the breaking of London. The biggest mistake this city has ever made. It will bankrupt the nation, it will fail to deliver on a sporting level and infurstructure and we will be seen as a laughing stock on the world stage. Then the aftermath will be a mass of meaningless facilities that no one wants and housing with no work.
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Message 11 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Mar 1, 2007

The trouble is, Dumpling, that what London wants London gets and the London-centred Government will make sure that everyone pays for it. e.g. the generous contributions to be trawled from the Prole Tax.
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Message 12 - posted by respectedAndystone, Mar 1, 2007

I'll bet you only travel on overcrowded public transport carrying no more than a bag with your sandwiches inside.
i do not have any sympathy whatsoever for greedy self centred motorists

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Message 13 - posted by minnie3, Mar 1, 2007

I really did not want the olympic games and am not happy about using my council tax to pay for it.

It makes me laugh when the politicians say it will bring benefits to Londoners. It will only benefit big businesses and the people who have got a vested interest in it.

also London Transport is not brilliant at the best of times. How will it cope with all the extra visitors etc.
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Message 14 - posted by John of Paddington, Mar 1, 2007

The price has now risen to £10Billion and still rising. The money will be taken from the Lottery, as it was for the Dome, despite the fact it is meant for 'Good Causes'. This is goin to be another NuLabour disaster. Just look at Wembly, that was just one stadium and it is way over price9the builders are out of pocket) and a long way behind time, that alone bodes ill for the Olympics
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Message 15 - posted by nt, Mar 5, 2007

I really did not want the olympic games and am not happy about using my council tax to pay for it.

It makes me laugh when the politicians say it will bring benefits to Londoners. It will only benefit big businesses and the people who have got a vested interest in it.

also London Transport is not brilliant at the best of times. How will it cope with all the extra visitors etc.

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London transport is far better than the public transport provided elsewhere in the country. It is cheap, there's a bus or train every 5 mins or less on many lines, and its well maintained. When I was living in Leeds, 4 miles from the centre, a bus would plod along every 10-20 mins, never on time. It cost me the same as a London bus, yet it was a J reg piece of rubbish with graffiti and seats missing.

Winning the Olympics led the Government to scrapping the proposed Leeds Supertram (its the largest European city without a mass transit system) in favour of boosting transport in the East End.

I now live in London, you guys don't know how lucky you are.
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Message 16 - posted by U6480633, Mar 5, 2007

Iv said this before but the cost of the Olympic covers many things ,some of which would have happened any way.
The good thing is that because of the Olympics there is more scruteny on cost.
The aquatic centre would have been built any way, you just wouldn’t have heard about it. without the olyimpics.
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Message 17 - posted by U2333665, Mar 6, 2007

here's a Labour aquatic disaster already

www.hackneyindepende...
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Message 18 - posted by U2333665, Mar 6, 2007

And as for cost control

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

Shadow Culture Secretary Hugo Swire said the chancellor had signed off a budget for the games which was now "two or three times" the orginal figure.

And he had not produced "an extra penny" for elite athletes, he told MPs.

But Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said there was "absolutely no substance" in the comments.

Mr Swire said the planned sponsorship of £100m had not materialised.

He asked Ms Jowell in the Commons: "What kind of progress is being made in these negotiations, or is it another case of press release politics?"

He also accused the chancellor of "contemplating another raid on the lottery to pay for his incompetence".

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have urged the government to take more control of the cost.
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Message 19 - posted by U6480633, Mar 7, 2007

We wouldent want it to be cheeper than Athens.

we would expect it to cost alot.
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Message 20 - posted by LarsPenkerGowk, Mar 8, 2007

Winning the Olympics led the Government to scrapping the proposed Leeds Supertram (its the largest European city without a mass transit system) in favour of boosting transport in the East End.

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It seems as though the whole of the country is being robbed to pay for the Olympics.

Newcastle's council houses are in the middle of a five year £350m project to ensure that all homes meet the Decent Homes Standard by 2010.

Tenants have now been told that the latter phases will be delayed, and jobs potentially put at risk, because money is being diverted to fund the Olympics.

I doubt if many of Newcastle's council tenants will benefit from the Olympics or their legacy!
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