Monday, 16 July 2012

Olympic Cockup: Paris Helps Out

Oh, very funny monsieur
Stand back G4S: the French are offering to send over their gendarmerie to sort out the Olympics security problem. Bernard EmiƩ, their ambassador in London, has said that, despite Paris losing out to London as host city, his men would be happy to serve.
I'm still convinced that Chirac played a blinder over the Olympics. Get Blair at his most vain, trying to outdo the French, promising everything to get the Olympics, then on the eve of the vote make some uncharacteristically rude comments about various cuisines, piss off the representatives from a few countries and Britain gets the games. Chirac was a more savvy politician than to not know that he would piss off some people by doing so.

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