Will Olympic brand police plough Cameron’s front garden?
I don’t go in for the Olympic cynicicsm. Frankly I think it will be brilliant. But there seems to be a streak in the organisers determined to wind people up – no Pepsi t-shirts, high beer prices, bans on small businesses having Games-themed promotions (my favourite was the Devon hog roast dubbed the Olympig).
Anyway, I noticed this week that Downing Street has got into the swing of things and with a bit of forward planning has grown its flower bed with the Olympic Rings. They might escape censure though, as the blue ring is a little, er patchy.
Anyway, Westminster is in now the grip of the Games. Terrible GDP figures – the economy shrank by 0.7 per cent – will dominate the last day or two before the opening ceremony, but the Treasury will be banking on everyone being distracted by the weather, the Zil lanes opening and the greatest show on earth getting under way.
Even Wenlock, (or is it Mandeville?), has got into the Westminster spirit.
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