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Man of the month

Given that I have only just spotted this and it was from the 21st, I am upgrading Richard Tracey AM (Con, Wandsworth & Merton) from Man of the Week to Man of the Month.  Support for the award of this much sought after award is canvassed on the basis of this press release:

"Richard Tracey called for Olympic organisers to oppose the imposition of an Olympic Route Network on London during the 2012 Games".

He is referring to what a friend calls 'Zil Lanes' - if the IOC has its way, great swathes of the City's roads will be closed to all but Olympic traffic, so those toerags can flit between the West End and Stratford without the risk of being inconvenienced by the likes of traffic.

“I believe the Mayor, Government and LOCOG should dig their heels in to get a realistic plan. We simply cannot have a city of London’s size and importance potentially brought to a standstill while Olympic officials, media types and sponsors swan about town in exclusive lanes and everyone else is in a jam.

“We must remember that one of the reasons London won the bid to host the 2012 Games was because of its transport infrastructure – in particular the seven-minute journey time from St Pancras to the Olympic Park by high-speed Javelin train. It seems odd that the very people who thought it so good aren’t actually prepared to use it themselves.”

And a resounding hear hear from me.  Of course I would like the entire wretched event to be cancelled, but dreams do not always come true, although given what the far sighted government of Singapore did in 1974, hope springs eternal.

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