I’ve seen it all now. Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean.
The Tory Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and actress Keeley Hawes have called on Londoners to roll up their sleeves and spruce up the capital ahead of the 2012 Games. Johnson announced that Procter & Gamble (who produce, among other things, cleaning products Flash and Ariel) will sponsor ‘P&G Capital Clean-up’, a four-month initiative which aims to bring together an army of ‘volunteers’ to pick up litter, remove graffiti and generally spruce up some of London’s unloved public spaces.
This summer London will be receiving 5.5 million visitors each day to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Johnson wants to ensure the capital looks its ‘best’. So far 11,000 people have taken part in over 1000 clean-up events.
So, not only is the London Olympics a complete waste of money and time (the total cost of starting and finishing the sports jamboree alone will be £81 million, including £41 million of taxpayers’ money), the populace is being persuaded to get out their mops and brushes and get cleaning. You have to hand it to the Tories. They really do have a nerve.
I mean, clean up your city by all means but organize it yourselves (contrast this nonsense with Climate Rush’s rally, protest and declaration of London’s first true Clean Air Zone on 19 April), don’t allow some trumped-up Old Etonian to dupe you into it.
I’m not a Londoner but if I was I’d tell Boris to f**k off!
Photo by bixentro under a CC Licence.