Dear Editor, I read the spread about London 2012 but wasn’t taken in by it. No matter what you try to kid us about these games, they’ve cost the country dear. The cost far outweighs the benefits it will eventually bring.
For a start the majority of jobs building the site have gone to foreign labour. The 5,000 new homes will have worked out very expensive indeed.
We all know the figure of 68 per cent of people wanting the games to come here must have been the outcome of the survey being conducted mainly in the South-east, because the only folk outside that area with any interest in them are the business people rubbing their hands at the prospect of a bit of profit.
Much better had the government spread that £9.35 billion round the country to create jobs in the first place?
As we have all been informed, these games are ‘London’ 2012. This itself tells the story, because if they were of benefit to the whole country they would have been called Britain 2012. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to work that one out.