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article imageOp-Ed: Welcome to the Terror Olympics

By Alexander Baron     Jul 16, 2012 in Sports
London - The Olympic Games is imminent, people are beginning to arrive for them from all over the world as the Olympic Village opens its doors. Probably many of the spectators will soon wish they hadn't bothered.
That was the sad message this morning when the BBC Breakfast news programme interviewed the MP Kate Hoey and a security consultant. We have already seen surface to air missiles located on local tower blocks and residents being given short shrift by the High Court when they tried to have them removed.
There are far worse things though than having a missile on your roof, like a hole in your wallet. Here are a few sample prices from the menu, just in case you get thirsty:
Bottled water - £1.60
Fairtrade Tea from £2.00
Fairtrade Coffee from £2.60
500ml bottle of Coca Cola - £2.30
330ml bottle of Heineken - £4.20.
Why would you pay £1.60 for a bottle of water when you can take your own? Delete the second part of that sentence and you'll understand why. You won't be permitted to. This may be a security issue but it will certainly be profitable for some. That great traditional British dish fish and chips will cost you £8 or more.
Women who like wearing big hats had better leave them at home; they are another terror threat. Also, flags of non-competing nations will not be permitted into the stadia; Miss Hoey said this was a sop to China in relation to Tibet.
There is no doubt this will be the most secure and the safest Olympic Games ever. As safe as an isolation cell in a high security prison.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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