I have been very cynical about the Olympics in London. all talk has been about ‘London’ and nothing about the rest of the country that is forking out the tax pounds to pay for it. But then you watch what a magnificent job Danny Boyle did with his £27million.
In the run up it is all sponsorship this and sponsorship that, and let’s be fair the companies sponsoring the games are just out to make money and nothing else, despite what their PR firms say. At the same time though, they have no control over the actual games and ceremony.
I was very happily impressed by the opening ceremony and feel genuinely proud of being from this great country. It could have easily slipped into being a celebration of London, which would have righteously pissed me off, but was from the very start a celebration of the entire country. Until we got to the modern music section, very little was felt of “London” – rather it was more of a “Britain”. Perhaps in these times of separating states we should think more about everything the lot of us has been through and stick it to the rest of the world as a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who should once again stand proud on the International stage.