Iain Sinclair at Olympic site
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Olympics ruined London wasteland says writer Iain Sinclair

The writer Iain Sinclair has spent decades documenting London and its edgelands and reckons the Olympic development in east London has ruined a "wonderful wasteland".

He said the summer games have created a "concrete arcadia" and led to the loss of warehouses, and ended the walking, cycling and fishing in the area with the "privatisation of public space".

Mr Sinclair will be a guest on Daily Politics on BBC2 about 12:40 GMT on Wednesday 22 February to debate his ideas with Conservative MP Nick Herbert and Labour MP Caroline Flint. The programme runs on BBC2 from 11:30-13:00 GMT and can be seen later on iPlayer.


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  • 22 Feb 2012
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