The Olympic Games haven’t even started yet but the restrictions on movement around London are already in full effect. Today I was at Kings X railway station and an announcement boomed out saying something like: ‘this is your mayor Boris Johnson and public transport will be more crowded this summer so your journeys may take long…..’ We don’t need the banker loving Boris Johnson to tell us this. If we have to have announcements of this type then the usual anonymous announcer will do fine. One just gets the impression that Johnson wants to bore those that live in London out of the city during the Olympics.
And while we’re on this subject, the Olympic traffic lanes in central London are just as much of a wind-up as Boris Johnson’s announcements…. Yesterday I cycled along the Embankment from Blackfriars to Pimlico and you only have to look at the Olympic lanes there to see that they’re stupid. Rather than staying in central London, all the so-called dignitaries visiting the games should have been accommodated in Nissen huts on Canvey Island. If the ‘dignitaries’ were going to Stratford from the east rather than the west it would be far less disruptive! And if they were staying on Canvey Island they’d see a totally different slice of English life!
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – www.stewarthomesociety.org – you know it makes (no) sense!