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All right, so maybe the symbolly thingummy is a bit naff.

Oh it's dreadful! It gives me a headache just to look at it.

And maybe it's going to cost us an arm and a leg.

Oh, that logo, Camilla. Looks like a bit of  graffiti from the ghettos...

And yes, maybe London's going to be an absolute nightmare for everyone — except a few lucky officials.

Don't even get me started on the specially designated traffic lanes...

And then you listen to Bob Crow — holding the city over a barrel. You know what he wants? Money — literally — not to bring the Tube drivers out on strike during the games.

Beggars belief, doesn't it? If I had a shotgun, I'd personally go out to whatever scummy part of town he's holed up in, and blow his brains out!

He wants to ruin it for everyone.

Greed. That's all it comes down to. You'd think it might be reward enough, to show the world, you know, that the tube runs smoothly.

But no.

Doesn't he want his city to shine? Like we all do. Why should there be a monetary value on that?

You can't put a price on National Pride, Camilla.

Makes me ashamed...What must the French think of us? And everyone. The Americans ... No wonder this country's going under!

But Maddie, you know what: So What?

So what?

I'm sick and tired of all these "negative nellies", moaning on. So WHAT if we can't afford them? So WHAT if "Bob and Judy" can't get their tickets for tenpathlon whattie-nottie? So WHAT if the city gets a bit packed.  Don't you think? Enough is Enough! I don't care! I'm giving a Big Thumbs Up to the London Olympics!

Ooh, yes. Me too!

It's just what the country needs at this particular moment. With everything else so gloomy.

A little bit of patriotism!

Some razzamatazz!

It's about time we Brits put our best foot forward. And, you know: yes — we're sorry about the colonies or the empire or whatever it is we're supposed to be sorry for...

But it's time to move on.  

Show the world what we're made of.

That's right. It's not all Downton Abbey here in GB! We're not ALL dukes and duchesses.


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