The Olympics is almost upon us. It has cost the earth and has been mishandled from the very start. Despite that I cannot wait for our Olympians to bring our country out of the doldrums and prove to the politicians that the British spirit is still alive and well. They can take their globalisation and their modernisation and shove it up their proverbial.
The British people will rise above their political leaders and stick two fingers up to them. I still believe that Londoners will suffer from these Games but I must support the athletes. Most have trained all of their lives for one crack at glory. From now on I don't care about ticket sales, accommodation prices, food and drink scandals and foreign criminals. Now it all about the athletes and their aspirations.
However, here we go again. The organisers cannot even get a controversial flag correct. I ask you how can someone get a flag wrong? Our lack of attention to detail will come to haunt us. In particular how can anyone confuse the flags of North and South Korea? It beggars' belief!
I wish everyone well but I doubt the ability of some organisers to come through unscathed. So far they have done well but now we are down to the nitty gritty. The slightest failure will be highlighted and crowd attendance will be top of the agenda. And I have not even mentioned security!