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A London property developer is said to be in talks with organizers of the 2012 Olympics with a view to using the Olympic Park as an F1 Grand Prix venue.

It is claimed that Anthony Spencer has met with members of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and that further meetings are planned.

Mr Spencer is proposing that a race be run on a figure-of-eight track using roads built for the games, however, independent experts claim that up to £100m of further public investment would be needed in order to adapt the roads and install the relevant infrastructure.

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:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Have these muppets ever BEEN to Stratford.

Have they parked a car there?

How much was left when they came back to it?

They will get the first half of the wheel change done pretty quickly, and driving off without paying for fuel would be second nature.

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independent experts claim that up to £100m of further public investment would be needed in order to adapt the roads and install the relevant infrastructure.

I'm sure we will all be glad to help in any way we can.

We are getting so used to this new way of hassle-free funding.

I assume Bernie wont be adding a few shillings to the fund?

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I'm sure we will all be glad to help in any way we can.

We are getting so used to this new way of hassle-free funding.

I assume Bernie wont be adding a few shillings to the fund?

Dont worry, Laura, it's probably just money off the Magic Money Tree they're talking about. No one who is old enough to vote today will have to pay for it.

Besides, Bernie and his mates need every penny they can get to pay for all those kinky prostitutes. They dont come cheap, you know.

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Dont worry, Laura, it's probably just money off the Magic Money Tree they're talking about. No one who is old enough to vote today will have to pay for it.

Besides, Bernie and his mates need every penny they can get to pay for all those kinky prostitutes. They dont come cheap, you know.

There is already racing in Stratford as the car thives and joy riders are chased by the police. :lol:

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Arriving at his 'Place in the Sun' swish winter pad next week for at least a month is a near neighbour heavily into Stratford.

The 'Olympic Effect' lectures are bad enough; I just pray he doesn't know about this :(

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They're already planning to tarmac over the Hackney Marshes area (containing nearly 90 football pitches) to make a car park for the Olympics :lol:

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They're already planning to tarmac over the Hackney Marshes area (containing nearly 90 football pitches) to make a car park for the Olympics :lol:

Fair dos: The ODA has stolen and concreted just about every other previously existing amenity in the area, so why should the Hackney Marshes footie-ers be treated any differently?

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The ODA has stolen and concreted just about every other previously existing amenity in the area, so why should the Hackney Marshes footie-ers be treated any differently?

The ODA has also appropriated large chunks of Arts Council Grants and Lottery Money.

The legacy of the Olympics will be transforming the rest of Britain into a cultural desert. With maybe a Grand Prix circuit.

By the way, there is already a Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone and a new circuit being constructed at Donington. There is only ever one British Grand Prix a year. In the unlikely event that this would be used, it would still remain unused for 362 days a year.

Well worth another 100m of public funding, doncha think?

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Fair dos: The ODA has stolen and concreted just about every other previously existing amenity in the area, so why should the Hackney Marshes footie-ers be treated any differently?

The 2012 Olympics project is everything to do with money-grabbing corporations and little to do with sport, if that plan is any indication.

Greece spent 5% of its GDP on the two-week Olympics in Athens, for example...

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They can find millions to build theyre little go-kart track but they cant even finish routes like the North Circular. Govt thinking at its finest.

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I'm curious how this fits in with their radical green initiatives elsewhere.

Maybe this can enlighten you.

Railway stations in London's five Olympic boroughs provide storage for little more than 200 bikes

With 1,109 days to go until the opening ceremony, Stratford, the recently redeveloped main station for visitors arriving at the 2012 Games, still has no secure bike parking.

Campaigners said the shortage of facilities showed that the Olympic organisers were still only “paying lip service†to cycling in their plans for the Games and its legacy.

The 39 stations across the five Olympic boroughs — Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest — have a total of 212 parking spaces for the 132,512 passengers who use the stations daily, an average of one space for every 625 passengers.

In Hackney, where cycling is being taken up faster than in any local authority in Britain, only one out of its nine overground stations, Hackney Downs, has any storage for bikes.

The findings are the latest in the Standard's Make Cycling Simplercampaign, which has exposed the lack of secure bike spaces for commuters.

So, along with the tarmac over 90 football pitches on Hackney Marshes . . . well, it's so green it ain't true.

BTW, isn't this word 'legacy' getting a bit overused?

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F1 circuits are never profitable - ask Silverstone. Bernie takes such a cut of the revenue that the circuits host Grand Prix events for prestige only. That's why most races have moved from historic circuits like Imola to tedious government-funded white elephants in Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Bahrain and China. In fact F1 circuits are such massive loss makers that the vainglorious Labour government is almost certain to back this stupid idea with limitless amounts of taxpayer cash.

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In fact F1 circuits are such massive loss makers that the vainglorious Labour government is almost certain to back this stupid idea with limitless amounts of taxpayer cash.

Of course. France (Magny Cours), Germany (Hockenheim) and Japan (Fuji) have already said the ludicrous hosting fees for an F1 event are beyond the reach of local taxpayers. Especially at this time.

Every race makes a loss for the promoters and has to be subsidised by local Government funds.

Why is this even being discussed? Because Bernie Ecclestone is a big backhander to the Labour Party and a big friend of Mandleson and Blair.

Like the whole Olympics scam, it's a scandal that it is even being discussed.

(Sorry, for 'Olympics scam' read, 'A 6 billion boost for jobs' - copyright Tessa Jowell.)

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:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol:

Have these muppets ever BEEN to Stratford.

Have they parked a car there?

How much was left when they came back to it?

When it was announced that London had got the games for 2012 a friend of mine announced that the guy carrying the Olympic flame would get mugged in the Romford Road.

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