Oh look, more Olympic financial incompetence
So we've known for for years that the Olympics would end up costing nearly four times the original budget, being £9.3 billion instead of the £2.4 billion we were originally told. Naturally, those extra seven billion will be taken from the pockets of tax-payers. Now the National Audit Office says that even that much higher figure might not be enough.
And now, for no apparent reason, the budget for the opening and closing ceremony has just been doubled. How it managed to cost £40 million in the first place is beyond me - all that's needed is:
- a brief welcoming speech;
- for the participants to take the "Olympic Oath" which they will then blatantly ignore;
- a brief closing speech
and what on earth they'll find to spend £81 million on I have no idea.
Thankyou very much Seb Coe you midget Tory CUNT