What on earth were those people thinking about? Not us, that’s for sure. Us – who live here and who are going to have to pay for this prestige fest. One hundred and twenty pounds over the next ten years. That’s £1 a month for the next ten years. And that’s the current estimate. Stadiums and such like have a way of costing more – always. So we will end up paying through the nose. For what? Nothing that’s of any benefit to us. Don’t tell me about the influx of tourists and extra revenue, etc.; we're already overrun with them. And, in 2013, after the big event and after we've collected all that money, will we be getting a refund of that £120? I shouldn't think so.
London public transport is appalling and it cannot get that much better by 2012. I love the Brits, but they have a long history of making a botch of grands projets. Think Dome! ‘nuff said. Paris would have done it with such style! They wanted it so much too. They won't be left with more stupid white elephants, will they? Lucky them!
A vigorous slap to each member of the Olympic Committee!
By the way, can the Dome be used for something during the Olympics? No, thought not.