Tuesday 21 November 2006 10.13am
I think that it is a complete joke that Londoners have to pay for the Olympics via an addition to their already ridiculously inflated council tax.
Londoners support the rest of the UK and the revenue generated through tax and economic activity in London subsidises the likes of the Scots to have better healthcare, free nursing home places etc. that are not available to Londoners.
It is unfair that money generated in London has to leave the city to support other areas and yet other areas of the UK would be up in arms if they had to contribute a couple of quid a year to an event that although will be held in London is supposed to benefit the whole country. It is typical political double standards.
Anyway, this country continually fails to deliver on major projects not because there is not the ability to successfully project manage events but rather because jumped up politicians feel the need to meddle in things they know nothing about.
Just because a net curtain twitching incompetent gets elected to governement they suddenly believe that they have the skills to deliver major projects. Yet before they were elected no-one would trust them to deliver letters nevermind a global event. These projects should be free from any political interference as politicians haven't got the first clue about what they are doing. Politicians in this country have absolutely no experience of achieving anything except spending vast sums of our money on their pet projects and if they overspend there is always a simple remedy...take more of our money through taxes...great.