Thursday, 17 January 2013
'Spirit of Olympics' shite goes on...
News this week that just when we thought we had seen the back of the crock of shite that was London 2012, the 'spirit of the games' lives on.
Two things make me think this : First there is the news that on Monday the search for more 'heroes' has started once again at Glasgow railway station where the recruitment drive is on for 15,000 'gamesmaker heroes' - or, as I call them, 'unpaid mugs', to act as stewards for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
To be absolutely honest, I really am getting heartily fed up with the overuse of the word 'hero'. They're not heroes - they're unpaid volunteers. If a job is worth doing, it's worth paying someone to do it!
Secondly, there is the New Year Honours List. Now here's a question for you - What do you get if you appoint a company that unmitigatingly fucks up the task it is given and then let them keep the taxpayers money, quite unapologetically, for not doing it? Answer - a knighthood!
Paul Deighton was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. What exactly did he do? Well, he was the man who presided over the G4S fiasco.
And then there's that Olympic sized cunt, Seb Coe, who on top of pocketing £370,000 a year for chairing LowCock got a CH for his troubles. And let's not forget Boris Johnson’s Olympic adviser Neale Coleman, struggling on £127,000, who bagged a CBE, as did civil servants in the Olympic executive finance director David Goldstone (£190,000) and operations director Nicky Roche (£95,000).
Nice work if you can get it - and no doubt there'll be a few more in the running (forgive the pun) in the 2015 honours list...