So on this day next year the London Olympics will begin. As usual the government publicity machine, the BBC, is playing it up wheeling out all their former athletes who are now BBC presenters to crank up the excitement. Only one presenter however, dared to ask Lord Seb Coe the burning question...'did he feel that the public were disconnected from these games?' As usual His Lordship gave the predictable response and politically pointed out the 'legacy' that the Games would leave.
Fifty per cent of the buildings would be converted to 'affordable accommodation' after the games. My question is what about the other 50%? Who will be making money from them? The ticket allocation still rumbles on. Clearly the British public were all but excluded from the glamour events by a cockeyed system that demanded payment but could not guarantee what you would be allowed to see. This was a good way to fill up the more mundane events but who wants to watch a football match between two obscure nations?
I hear that the parents of some of our sportspeople have not managed to get tickets for the very event that their sons/daughters are in. All these years of support and this is their reward. It could only happen in Broken Britain. I have blogged before that I am an Olympic fanatic, I love it, but this ticket scandal has tarnished it for me. I want to see the Taxpayers given a fair deal but I reckon when those in the shadows are compelled to walk into the sunlight and take their seats we will see who managed to beat the system. You can bet quite heavily that they will be senior police officers, NHS executives, quango members, politicians and Town Hall fat cats. The very people who always beat the system.
It would make an ideal crusade for an investigative journalist. The headline could read 'So who did get the Tickets?'