måndag 18 juli 2011

Olympics security costs

A report today states that as many as 12,000 troops could be needed to provide security during the Olympic games, to protect the games themselves and key venues in London.

The decision to bid for the games was taken by the Blair government around 2003 and is an example of the then-prevailing megalomania. The same hubris produced assurances that boom-and-bust had been defeated.

Yet this was already after the attack on the World Trade Centre and it was obvious even then that the games would present a security problem.

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