Posted on July 24, 2012
Last night I was invited to take part in a debate on the BBC News Channel about the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. You can watch the video below:
July 24, 2012
I think some really good points are made from both sides of the discussion and lots of points are covered. A shame James couldn’t elaborate on the the job creations he mentioned near the end, with the interviewer keen to find a lighthearted ‘trains vs pedalos’ conclusion.
Hi Dorian, yes, I wish I’d mentioned the 10,000 jobs that are being created at the Westfield shopping centre – a really tangible benefit for an area that has struggled to create new jobs for a number of years, especially for young people.
Dreadfully biased – the interviewer was basically rude to Iain Sinclair. Many valid points simply brushed under the carpet. Another good reason to stop paying for BBC TV licence.
July 25, 2012
It didn’t feel biased at the time, but I guess its in the nature of a debate that one side might come out more favourably than another? I think it’s fair to say that Ian has had a lot of BBC air / screen time about the Olympics over the last few years though. I enjoyed this BBC Today Programme interview / slideshow, for instance: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7524000/7524163.stm
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