The prime minister gave the go-ahead for an increase of £41m above the £40m already budgeted for the opening and closing nights’ shows.
An extra 41 million pounds.
What…? You’re thinking it’s not? You thinking it’s some kind of an absolute fucking disgrace or something? Perish the thought! It’s an investment:
“That’s why we’ve invested that £41m – it’s about the impression that people take away of this country. And we hope it’s an impression that people will say ‘we want to come back here, do business and spend tourism money’.” (Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics)
I can imagine foreign investors thinking: you know where I want to do business, in a country that doesn’t give a shit about what it spends money on.