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Just been watching the news and this topic was being talked about....What the fck is all that b*llox about. Its fcking bad enough driving around London as it is without these so called VIP's taking up a poxy lane....Jesus whats this country coming too....I bet this didn't happen in fcking Moscow, Barcelona or fcking Sydney....fck me what a load of old b*llox....



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Slightly related.

If you go through Aldgate during the week, on the road I work down, you will see about 10 taxis que for the traffic ligths every half a min. Too many taxi's on the road.

Congestion - I thought the idea, was they wanted less cars, still see same amount of cars / taxis and have only one person travelling in it. What has changed?

Apart from the goverment have introduced a congestion charge to make more money out of people. It is all a rip off.

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If London gets the Olympic Games, there will be more people to make more money out of.

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It started out they were saying special lanes for the competitors,then vips,then started on about sponsors,so thats more ways that those of us who DO NOT want the olympics will be forced to pay for it.The £30 million they have already spent on this bid could have been better spent improving our city for US,not just the few.

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Just been watching the news and this topic was being talked about....What the fck is all that b*llox about. Its fcking bad enough driving around London as it is without these so called VIP's taking up a poxy lane....Jesus whats this country coming too....I bet this didn't happen in fcking Moscow, Barcelona or fcking Sydney....fck me what a load of old b*llox....



And they will be treated with the same(lack of)respect as Bus Lanes! <img src="/images/graemlins/whistling.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/hump.gif" alt="" />

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I don't see why all Londoners should be expected to foot the bill when the benefits will only be felt in places such as the East End.

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Nothing wrong with east london H...
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I agree with you. I just don't see why I should have to pay extra taxes to pay for the Olympics that may but probably won't make a profit leaving an area of London I very rarely see the only beneficiaries.

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I agree with most of what you say H, but if it's going to bring work and better Transport links into London then i can't see any harm in that. The only issue i have is this VIP traffic lane. What's all that about?????

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..... I very rarely see the only beneficiaries.


[color:"blue"] I'm ever so sorry, Mr H ! I didn't know any-one had died ?

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Bloody silly olympics. Bunch of nancies mincing round in a circle in their vests.

Before bidding for them, how about asking us if we want them? If London taxpayers have to foot all or part of the bill, we should be consulted. No taxation without representation!

Special lanes be bug gerd. If they're supposed to be athletes they can RUN to the bloody stadium!

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I seem to have heard this theory before........why fight a war abroad that doesn't concern us?........Funny........we would all be speaking German if that attitude had prevailed.
The Olympics would be a great financial and prestigious event for Britain to stage. If you don't believe me ,go get out the financial records,and Industrial output figures of when England held the World Cup here in 66, and that wasn't all down to the fact we won it either!

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Prestigious yes, financial very unlikely. The cost of holding the Olympic Games has become horrendous & I believe several cities that have held the games in the past are still paying for them or just about broken even after many years.
I love watching the games & would like to see this country hold them at some time, but something has to be done about the costs involved in hosting them, after all isn't it about the sports not who can build the biggest & best stadiums.

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if it's going to bring work and better Transport links into London ...


Will there be a new Olympic Line on the London Underground? Which of the five Olympic colours will be chosen to represent the line on the Tube maps, or will it be a multi-coloured line? Which stations are planned on the new line? Will there be a station at the new ETFC Stadium?

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I believe Montreal was nearly bankrupted after 76 and are still repaying back money!

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In that case, Paris doesn't seem such a bad idea.

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Maybe the city went Bankrupt.........but i bet the local businesses didn't. Most Cities are bankrupt anyway....hence poor amenities and social services!

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you can throw as much money at stratford as you like.. once it is over it will still be stratford, only it will have a muti million pound sports complex that no one will use because its in fking stratford.. same with wembley, sure it has a fantastic history but its in a craphole that is tricky for most of the population to get to.. build a new mega stadium at watford gap or the nec or something and just tell jonny foreigner that its london..

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They call GATWICK,LUTON & STANSTED airports London so maybe we could get away with that.

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and Southend Airport.

That is called London Southend Airport.

Have it in Saarfend.




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