Is it just me or is there a blatant contradiction between what this government are actually doing and what they’re saying?!
Having cut just about everything that they could get their hands on, services, funding, etc., they then spend billions putting on this massive feel-good festival called the 2012 London Olympics.
You’ll remember that there’s been a lot of talk about the legacy of the games, hense the strapline – ‘Inspiring a Generation’. All very laudable but …
What about the local infra structure for these ‘inspired’ young wannabe olympic athletes? The truth is that there’s a funding crisis for local sports across the nation. There’s been a mass sell off municipal and school sports facilities, and sport has been chopped from the school curriculum left right and centre.
Legacy? Inspiring a Generation? As I see it, it’s all a facade!