Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Olympics Revving Up Nicely
Costs are escalating, and "according to documents circulating in Whitehall, officials at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport plan to “top slice” £410m from the lottery good causes to help to fund the Olympics".
Sports Minister Richard "Dick" Caborn has already admitted costs have increased by £500 m since we "won" the Games, the excuse being 7/7. So the lottery piggy bank is being raided again.
Free money? No. Those lottery funds are a tax on gamblers which should be used to reduce taxes for the rest of us. Not to pour down the 2012 toilet.
PS Dick's only qualification for running the toilet is that he once shared a bed with Arthur Scargill. No wonder Arthur's on the team.
Posted by Mike D at 6:52 pm