Cancel the Olympics

In response to the blog here, I was unequivocal

Peter D Cox said at 7:24 AM, 19 April 2007

As chair of an arts organisation my questions are simple:
1 – can the nation afford an Olympics without it threatening its cultural life?
2 – do we allow uncapped capital development projects in the arts with 60% contingencies on costs?
If the answer to either is no, then it’s a no brainer – cancel the games.