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On the Adam Bolton show just now they were talking about the Olympics costing the UK 3.5 billion this year.

Some woman guest pointed out that it was worth it for all the change that has happened in the east end of London.

Go tell that to people whoses jobs depend on the tourist industry in the rest of the UK luv.

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They've created a ghost town................idiots.

Wouldnt it be great if when it got going, [after the thousands of dignitaries bugger off] the cameras panned to great empty swathes of seats in the stadium......

Absolute proof that everything in 'Rip off Britain', was massively overinflated, broadcast around the world.:lol:

All publicly funded too wasnt it?

There may also be a downturn in home grown tourism to attractions as people spend a few weeks watching TV

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They've created a ghost town................idiots.

Wouldnt it be great if when it got going, [after the thousands of dignitaries bugger off] the cameras panned to great empty swathes of seats in the stadium......

Absolute proof that everything in 'Rip off Britain', was massively overinflated, broadcast around the world.:lol:

All publicly funded too wasnt it?

too true.

People must have been cringing at the prospect of booking a holiday in the UK for this summer. Maybe many were looking to book these 2012 holidays sometime last year, when the hype was that tourism was to get a massive boost, flying in the face of all the previous evidence. Maybe plenty of places already hiked prices in anticipation of the flood of bookings, only to realise... that they've all gone to France instead..

Consequently, I wonder for those people who didn't book anything in advance, whether there are plenty of bargains about now?

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There may also be a downturn in home grown tourism to attractions as people spend a few weeks watching TV

Or bugger off abroad. I rather fancy Ireland: somewhere I can get to easily without going via London nor flying anywhere at all, and that won't be too hot.

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How many life saving operations, cancer treatments etc could £10 billion of public sector money have paid for?

The original 'spirit' of the olympics' is long since dead.

Its now just another way to rape the public purse, giving hundreds of millions to corporations, isnt it?

Do your little bit by taking your business away from olympic sponsors. For example, if your electricity/gas suppliers are sponsors, move elsewhere and tell them why you're going.

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Its now just another way to rape the public purse, giving hundreds of millions to corporations, isnt it?

No, it's not.

More than half of the money spent on the Olympics went to land speculators who snapped up real estate in the intended Olympic sites in the days after we won the bid.

It's the reason the cost more than doubled... because they had to pay more to buy the land. They make no secret of this, although the government has been reluctant to talk about the fact that the land they had to buy had changed hands a few years or even month earlier for far less.

Land speculators made an absolute KILLING.

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Nitpicking. I would classify Land Speculators as corporations, as well as construction main contractors etc..

No entity other than Government, could estimate cost at £2.37 Billion, a staggering amount, yet see a final bill of £25 Billion.

They need shooting.

The propaganda i was reading earlier this week has been shouting about it coming in under budget at less than £9 billion. Where did you find the £25 billion figure?

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We are going abroad for 2 weeks, for the first time in about 7 years. Partly to get away from it.

Was talking to my dentist about this just the other day. Some friends of hers are going abroad to escape the Olympics.

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Same effect in Krakow, tourists staying away in droves to avoid the Euro 2012

R the fans not tourists?

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Nitpicking. I would classify Land Speculators as corporations, as well as construction main contractors etc..

While they may hide behind faceless dummy corporations, the big land speculators are NOT corporations.

Also, most of the construction companies have made very little. Many avoid a big loss by importing workers from eastern Europe. It's expensive to actually produce anything these days, as the workers have rent to pay.

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Do your little bit by taking your business away from olympic sponsors. For example, if your electricity/gas suppliers are sponsors, move elsewhere and tell them why you're going.

I love this!

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Rocket launchers on roofs etc must be so encouraging to tourists.

Along the same lines as having police noncing around with sub-machine guns in airports.

Is the prospect of them cutting loose in a public place supposed to make people feel safe? I doubt that somehow

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Nitpicking. I would classify Land Speculators as corporations, as well as construction main contractors etc..

No entity other than Government, could estimate cost at £2.37 Billion, a staggering amount, yet see a final bill of £25 Billion.

They need shooting.

First rule in government spending, why build one when you have have two at twice the price?

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Does that include £1,450 for Saltire flags during the Olympic Torch relay?

When the economic growth figures come out for Q3, we shall find out how crowding out theory really works in practice. With London practically shut down for over 3 weeks, £25bn could look like a very low estimate by then.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/9333204/Alex-Salmonds-men-in-black-try-to-make-Olympics-less-British.html

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While they may hide behind faceless dummy corporations, the big land speculators are NOT corporations.

Also, most of the construction companies have made very little. Many avoid a big loss by importing workers from eastern Europe. It's expensive to actually produce anything these days, as the workers have rent to pay.

I think it was Laing who built the Wales Millenium Stadium and took a hit of several million loss on the contract? That was during the boom.

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On the Adam Bolton show just now they were talking about the Olympics costing the UK 3.5 billion this year.

Some woman guest pointed out that it was worth it for all the change that has happened in the east end of London.

Go tell that to people whoses jobs depend on the tourist industry in the rest of the UK luv.

Puh-lease , all that 'change' in the east end is just one riot away from returning back to what it was before.

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Puh-lease , all that 'change' in the east end is just one riot away from returning back to what it was before.

What, you mean a big dome filled with vanity, and former dockland filled with bankers?

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Construction companies never make a profit on any of their projects.

They are always trying to catch up from the last loss making project.

At least that's what they always say.

Things are always so difficult for them so it's no wonder cheap labour is so essential from Poland and so on.

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Its not just tourism that is affected. I am a member of a gliding club which is going to suffer due to this wonderful prestigious event. Due to paranoia about a twin towers style attack, the authorities have severely restricted airspace within a wide radius of all the Olympic sites, i.e. most of southern England throughout July and August. This will curtail most flying activity and will result in a projected £30,000 loss in revenue to us. This comes at a time when we are already struggling to attract new members due to the economic downturn. Many of the more affluent members of the club who own their own gliders are taking them to France and Spain for the duration and I'm sure that these struggling economies will welcome their business.

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Its not just tourism that is affected. I am a member of a gliding club which is going to suffer due to this wonderful prestigious event. Due to paranoia about a twin towers style attack, the authorities have severely restricted airspace within a wide radius of all the Olympic sites, i.e. most of southern England throughout July and August. This will curtail most flying activity and will result in a projected £30,000 loss in revenue to us. This comes at a time when we are already struggling to attract new members due to the economic downturn. Many of the more affluent members of the club who own their own gliders are taking them to France and Spain for the duration and I'm sure that these struggling economies will welcome their business.

I think you fail to appreciate that if we don't surrender freedoms then the freedom hating terrorists will win. It's simple really.

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