Not Saussure

March 29, 2007

Olympic Petitions

Filed under: UK — notsaussure @ 9:31 am

Recently I submitted a petition to the Downing Street E-Petitions site:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to: ‘Organise a
referendum on whether to ask Paris if they’re prepared to take
the 2012 Olympics off our hands’

Since Tessa Jowell, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media
and Sport, dismissed criticism of the spiralling costs of the
2012 London Olympics as ‘Votes for Paris’, it might be
instructive to have a UK-wide referendum to see if we’re still
interested in funding the games or if, in fact, we really would
rather ‘vote for Paris’

It’s been rejected because, they say, it’s too similar to two existing ones: Olympic Shambles, which reads

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Hold a referendum on whether the country should spend 9.3 billion pounds on the 2012 olympics

and Sell the Olympics,

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Sell the 2012 Olympics to France.

(Surely the French aren’t stupid enough to pay good money for them at this point?).

Neither of these have a great many signatures at present, but perhaps we can alter that; I commend them to people’s attention

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