In case you hadn’t guessed, yet, i’m not a fan of the Olympics. And while a part of that merely reflects a very personal aversion to team sporty things, there is, too, something I find more than a little tawdry, small-minded, about the entire enterprise.
Already, we have had headline-seeking politicians and journalists, on little evidence beyond a hoped-for lift to their own careers, putting weight behind a campaign likely to make the lives of many sex workers just that bit more violent and dangerous over the next couple of months. And now, as the torch – sorry, torches – set off around Britain, comes evidence both of profligacy and…possibly… just a little free-booting along the way. Read the rest of this entry »