Being Unpatriotic About The Olympics
Whatever our politics, whatever our feelings about sport, the overwhelming majority of Britons hope fervently that the London Olympics this summer will be a resounding success
It has now been deemed "unpatriotic" to not wish the games well so I will tread carefully less I am sent a white feather.
But "overwhelming majority of Britons hope fervently that the London Olympics this summer will be a resounding success"? Really? I guess most people want it to pass off without major embarrassment and want to watch a bit of sport on the telly but are ashamed of the waste of money it all is. It is only a small unrepresentative example but I haven't met anyone who is fervent in hope about them, and that includes people who are working there, people with tickets and people who live near it.
And of course there are some old curmudgeon's who would love to see Seb Coe's inane grin wiped with fiasco after fiasco, but we are probably in the minority.
Whereas the Diamond Jubilee - people are looking forward to that, they remember the Royal Wedding last year and know a good show will be put on in a worthy extravanganza. Funny how the political class are not enthusing about it.