Over the weekend the Times of London demanded it stop raining in the UK. “Let us make our position crystal clear: We are against this weather,” wrote the paper in its Saturday editorial “It must stop raining, and soon.”
Ever since the Queen’s jubilee earlier this year it has rained day after day in the UK and with just weeks to go before the Olympics there are fears sunny weather will never return to a country not known for its glorious summers.
If the weather was not enough to dampen the spirits ahead of the Olympics then the logistical preparations certainly will. With just days to go until the opening ceremony, security is now the biggest concern after the failure of a private contractor G4S to find enough security guards to staff an event seen as a massive security risk.
G4S CEO Nick Buckles is under significant pressure to resign after forcing the government to call up 3,500 soldiers to ensure against terror attacks. Shares in the company fell 6 percent in opening trade in London on Monday.
"I have got to make sure we deliver this contract. What happens there afterwards is down to others,” said Buckles in an interview with Reuters over the weekend as the politicians began a feeding frenzy to rival that seen over Barclays and the Libor scandal .Page 1 of 4 | Next Page