Friday, 13 July 2012
"After all this won't you give me a smile"
I can't help but laugh every time I see the British Airways advert with The Clash's London Calling being used for the musical accompaniment “London calling to the far away towns now that war is declared and battle come down....See we aint got no swing 'cept for the ring of that truncheon thing” A song about the winter world of the apocalypse inviting people to rip off Britain PLC, where everything is up for sale. It would have been even funnier if the advert had been running this time last year, just before the August riots. Still, it's a year on from then, and the only change has been for the worst, so who knows what could happen on the streets in the Olympic summer of 2012 “The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in. Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin.”
The streets of London are going to be invaded by The Army, as it appears that G4S (Group 4 Security) have failed to deliver enough 'security' for the games, or is it an excuse by the government to get more troops on the streets to satisfy their terrorist paranoia and send a message of fear to potential 'trouble makers' Whatever the reasons for increased security, if G4S have failed in their agreement with the government, it isn't a good advert for them, especially as there has been talk of them taking over some duties from the police, and a private police force is not a good idea for anyone, except for the government who save money at our expense!