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Bad news for Londoners born in 1994 or later

Not my problem, fortunately, but here is an advanced warning for those, resident in these parts, with young children:

"The government is working to fill all seats at London's 2012 Games, Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has said....If they were not filled "by people who have paid the full price", they should be filled by schoolchildren she said".

Sounds like a cruel and unusual punishment, and I recommend parents make plans to get out of Dodge well before 2012 or to at least book a holiday away for the duration, otherwise some way down the line there will be an awful lot of psychoanalysts hearing 'my parents hated me - they made me watch underwater tiddlywinks for hours on end '.

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Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 8:36 am

No doubt the Olympics will be put into the school curriculum before too long at the expense of teaching children how to read and write.

Always nice to see a government with their priorities straight.  

Anonymous nomad said... 12:14 pm

So Londoners are being asked to fork out £20bn on a glorified sports day? Happily not one penny of that will come from my pocket.  

Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:36 pm

I know that Labour don't "get it", but surely fears that tickets will remain unsold indicate that their prices are too high? Perhaps if those hardy souls who are paying for the games were offered a discount of some description...?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:53 pm

There are plenty of events they could not pay me to watch....  

Blogger Blue Eyes said... 3:17 pm

I have no particular desire to watch any of it, but there are lots who would. Horses for courses, Mr C...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:21 pm

Hell, there are people glued to Big Brother, so that some might find some of the more recherché events thrill-a-minute is not that surprising.

However, with some of them I suspect it is shades of free verse - done for the benefit of the performer not the audience....  

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