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Blowing Vancover's Budget

An Olympic watchdog group is calling for another Referendum on the 2010 Games, saying organizers are racking up their broken promises.

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Easy on the Totalitarianism

Lu the cab driver says that I can call him Ronald because his girth has been aided by a diet of burgers from the ubiquitous American multinational food chain.

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New Labour's underfunded incompetence

Ellie Levinson, Guardian Unlimited, 27 9 06

I wasn't there, but I'm told that the reason the Millennium Dome was so roundly criticised in the press is that a bureaucratic cock-up left journalists stranded at Stratford, East London, with nothing but a plastic cup of warm white wine on new year's eve 1999.

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Barnet couple vow to go to prison over Olympic tax

An elderly couple from Barnet say they would rather go to jail than pay the part of their council tax used to fund the 2012 Olympics.

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