I'm truly shocked by these revelations, and testing of security systems, and lax supervision revealed by an undercover journalist, and recommend anyone who has not viewed the Telegraph visual to do so. If I were Theresa May, which thankfully I'm not, I'd be extremely concerned for the safety of the Games, right now, but in her case, it will probably be another hands-off, it will be all right on the night, reaction...
Yes your right G4S were supposed to send 53 staff to the hotel but only 17 turned up, that speaks volumes about the quality of G4S staff, their training and G4S as a company. We should not be surprised at this latest development, in the past G4S have shown themselves to be totally inadequate as prison warders with inmates escaping from transit to court on a regular basis.
The Government should immediately open a review of the efficasy of factoring out security responsibilities to private enterprise where profit margins are the main priority, not the safety of the nation.
When they were being grilled by the Select Committee earlier today, they admitted to making a shambles of their commitment, conceded that they had not responded to tens of thousands of emails from hopefuls asking for directions, and agreed to pay the Police compensation for their involvement at short notice (and I presume anyone else summoned at short notice). Home Secretary was trying not to look flustered against a torrent of criticism in the House yesterday, but judging by the bookies odds, I'd say her days in office were well and truly numbered! This is a national scandal of monumental proportions. Can't get any worse, can it? Thank you Armed Forces and Police - would that they had been given the brief in the first place, and hopefully G4S's days are numbered too...
I would also like the government to open a review of the efficacy of factoring out our "utilities" (Electric, Gas, Trains etc etc) to private enterprise where "Profit" margins are the main priority, not the the "Consumers" of this country (UK).
Privatise the Profits, Nationalise to Loses has been the order of successive governments for to long.
It's time the British consumers were put before "Profits" and off course they must be run efficiently but not solely in the maximising profits for the Fat Cat bosses & Shareholders.
Should that not read olympic portions because everyone involved has made a fortune out of it good job they did not have to stick to the original total they gave when bidding for the games this lead up makes this country look what it is they could organise ***s up in a brewery