Published: 3 August, 2012
• I’M sure the public will have a lot to say about the Olympics opening ceremony.
Apart from the appalling extravagance, I have two points to highlight.
The NHS was represented, and hundreds of nurses on parade. If this nation is so proud of our health service, then our government would not have forced through a bill that allows for huge privatisations, and the public would have put up more of a fight to oppose it.
Then there’s the military presence at the event. We had the Chelsea pensioners, and three branches of the armed forces carrying the flag.
In pretty much every other country (apart from the US), the sight of our military is offensive.
Having been in wars for more than 10 years, and, having attacked three nations, we are loathed around the globe.
Let’s stop killing civilians around the world, and save money at the same time.
Let’s stop wasting money on impressing TV audiences, and then perhaps we can still save our NHS, and have a fairer society we can all be proud of.