The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Olympic Con?

According to the Press members of the Committee that is to decide where the 2012 Olympics are to be held are visiting London. Apparently their car travel is to be eased by a subtle tweaking of the traffic lights along their route along with hasty removal of roadworks and other obstructions. Similarly all of the public transport that they will see has been checked, cleaned, and double-checked.

Two thoughts occur to me:-

Isn't this based on Stalin's wheeze of Potemkin Villages, in which cheery peasants showed the benefits of Communism?


If London wins the Games isn't someone liable to a charge of Obtaining a Pecuniary Advantage by Deception?