There goes the neighbourhood

I’ve lived in London for a couple of years now, and not once have I heard anyone say “You know what we need? A world-class velodrome.” But, apparently, we’re going to have one. Great! Bulldoze the Lea Valley! Put in… a massive car-park. And.. what’s that? An Olympic-standard swimming pool? Woo! What about, you know, affordable housing, or a nice enterprise zone (should such things still exist)? Oh, what about all the businesses located in the Olympic Building Site? I’m sure they’ll be fine in.. whatever void they are cast to. At least we’ll have somewhere to park coaches in 2013. In Leyton. Tourists dig Leyton, right?

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