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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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We’re being taken for a ride, budget airline-style

I wouldn't mind having a few surface-to-air missiles planted on my roof.

It’s certainly one up on solar panels and they’d be a deterrent for any double glazing salesmen.

I can’t understand why anyone would object to the idea.

Apparently, a resident of one of the east London estates that could now be home to one of the interceptor immigrants, said firing the missiles “would shower debris across the east end of London”. I’m sorry, but if these things have to be fired, I’d be worried about a bit more than debris falling around me.

Surely there should be few stationed on the roof of Buck Palace to safeguard Her Maj?

Then again, the temptation might be too much for Prince Phillip to have a pop at a pigeon or two...

She’s got the room to park a few tanks there an’ all.

The fact that we’ll have warships parked on the Thames, helicopters circling overhead, emergency SAS teams primed and waiting for the call and missiles parked on roofs like the ultimate deterrent to Santa is all just part of the massive, ever-expanding price we are having to pay to host the Olympics.

The problem I have with the event is that it has turned into the budget airline Olympics.

Like booking an online flight, we were told at the start of preparations that it would cost a certain amount.

Then we learned we would have to add a few extra million here and there for the transports and infrastructure. Then there was more money needed for new and improved security and all the other excess baggage.

And so on and so on, until it’s no longer worth the cost.

Trouble is, you can always click off a web page and cancel your online booking form.

It’s too late for us to cancel the Games now, isn’t it?

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