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07-17-12, 11:35 AM #1
Britain forced to call in extra military and police for London Olympics because private company could not provide enough security guardsBritish lawmakers tore into the chief executive of the security contractor that will be unable to deliver enough guards for the Olympic Games, forcing Nick Buckles to agree Tuesday that the fiasco is "a humiliating shambles."Buckles, the chief executive of G4S, said the company should not have agreed to provide 10,400 guards for the Olympics, six days after the security giant admitted it could not do so."We regret signing the contract," Buckles said under pressure from lawmakers.The company's failure forced the government to call in 3,500 military personnel to help, and will also require extra police to be deployed.
07-18-12, 04:23 AM #2
But the idiot still says his company should keep the £57 million they got for the contract!To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
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07-18-12, 06:16 AM #3
It's surreal to consider the same army which only a couple lifespans ago was expanding the empire around the globe is now required to be onhand so subjects can watch cricket in their nation's largest city.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
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