Waste of tax payers money. I won't be watching any of it.
Jabberwocky wrote:I am waiting to hear if i get to carry the torch for a bit.
Go to B&Q and buy one then you can carry it whenever you like.
Waste of tax payers money in your opinion
I'm prepared to wait and see rather than jumping the gun, no pun intended. Most Olympic games in recent memory have actually made a profit once the dust has settled. Off the top of my head, the only summer Olympics that have definitely gone on record as having made a loss were the Athens ones. The Beijing ones claimed to have made a profit, but with the amount of propaganda likely there, who knows the reality.
Even if the games themselves come close to breaking even (also bearing in mind that not all of the funds come from the tax payer - several billion actually comes from private finance and sponsorship), which isn't actually that unlikely, it's likely that the local economy of the London region will have significantly benefited, probably seeing profits rise in many businesses within 50 miles of London. When you add in that most of the infrastructure can be either sold or leased for likely the next 20 years, I just personally don't see it as being clear cut enough to say that the games are either a waste or a benefit financially at this stage. Just my opinion of course.
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