Corruption & Ethics
Open Letter to Meredith Alexander former Commissioner on the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012
30th January 2012
Dear Ms Alexander
I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your decision to resign from the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. As far as I am aware you are only the second person involved with London 2012 who has had the integrity, courage and conviction to take such a morally justifiable action.
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 30/01/2012 - 11:57.
The circus goes on! Having elicited the information from Greenwich Council's Senior Planning Solicitor that the ODA had requested that the LDA purchase Blackheath Circus Field on its behalf, NOGOE's Rachel Mawhood was surprised by the response from the ODA to a Freedom of Information request submitted on 20th December 2011 in which she had written:
'I understand, LOCOG intends to use the Olympics Act 2006 somehow to circumvent the 1866 and 1871 legislation to empower themselves to enclose Circus Field in 2012.
Which part of the Olympics Act says that it can be used to over-ride the Metropolitan Commons Act 1866 and Supplemental Act 1871?'
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 25/01/2012 - 02:18.
Following the eviction of the Jaconellis from their home to make way for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games questions are finally being asked about land deals which netted property developers millions of pounds in profit.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 14/01/2012 - 23:10.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 21/12/2011 - 12:20.
A recent sponsorship deal has seen the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games accept money from Dow Chemical. Dow will provide a fabric "wrap" which will be placed around London's Olympic stadium.
According to Britain's Guardian newspaper the wrap's purpose is to reduce wind inside the stadium. But, as the metaphor says ...
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 19/12/2011 - 15:10.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 15/12/2011 - 21:27.
From Labour Behind The Label
As part of the Playfair 2012 campaign we've been lobbying the London Games organisers (LOCOG) to ensure workers making garments and merchandise for the Olympics have their rights respected. And on paper we've had reasonable success. But problems arise when we dig deeper.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:38.
Ted Jeory, one of the few journalists to pick up on the radioactive contamination of the London Olympic Park, has reported that London 2012 is seriously concerned at the head of steam building up in India over the deal which allowed Dow to sponsor the Olympic stadium. 'Senior sources', not just 'sources', are reported as saying the deal was a 'mistake' which it seems they are finding it difficult to wriggle out of.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 18/10/2011 - 02:03.