The Olympic Games have always brought out the worst in politicians. Just ask Adolf. Now here’s Britain’s ‘Culture’ minister (why is there such a person?) attacking those Brits (the majority, apparently) who are, quite rightly, horrified at the prospect of the whole ghastly spectacle showing up in London in 2012.
“Whingeing pessimism and hostility will not stop our campaign but it will hand votes to the cities against which we are competing. It is whingers who will weaken our national will. At this moment, optimism, self-confidence and ambition is what we need. Let that win, not the whingers.”
While we’re on the topic, here’s hoping that New York doesn’t “win” either. Send ‘em to Paris.