Today the Daily Mail revealed that 4000 unsold Olympic tickets are going on sale but as ever there is a catch. They have been given to people described as 'American fat cats' who run hospitality packages so that the rich can get to the best events and the agency involved can make a killing. The mark up on these tickets would apparently make the eyes of our own ticket touts water. A further 3000 tickets have been allocated to a sister company for sale in Australia.
Ever since the Olympic tickets went on sale the system has been convuluted and secretive. Every ploy has been used to mask what is actually happening. Nobody can access the truth because amazingly, LOCOG, who control the allocation of tickets, is a private company. So much public money involved and utterly no accountability.
This scandal began by being shambolic but as each day passes it is becoming sinister. As usual the politicians have taken every advantage to line their pockets. I suspect that the truth will eventually emerge but by then the thieves will be back undercover. We are being taken for a ride and I'm clearly not the only person who thinks so.