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Eddie legge

A last minute security blunder

It beggars belief that with just two weeks before the start of Olympic Games G4S the company paid almost £248 million to manage security for London 2012 is unable to fill its contract due to a manpower shortage and has to rely on our Armed Forces to make up the shortfall,
The Queens Dragoon Guards home recently from a 7 month tour of duty in Afghanistan will now be amongst those asked to shoulder the burden for security London 2012  
 
Eddie Legge
Ian Jones

From the Mail Online:

G4S’s ‘management fee’ for the Olympics was increased almost tenfold to £60million despite the firm failing to provide enough security staff to protect London 2012.

Games organisers Locog agreed to raise it from £7.3 million to £60million, according to secret documents revealed today.

Almost £34million of the rise was for the G4S ‘programme management office’ to oversee the security operation, but it was so poorly handled 3,500 armed forces staff have now had to be rushed in.

It came as it also emerged hundreds of A-level students have been hired as front-line guards at the Games to fill the security void when it starts in two weeks.
They are among 3,300 teenagers recruited from colleges around Britain to help form a ring of steel at the venues for £8.50 an hour.

£8-50p an hour! and a litter warden in Blaenau Gwent gets £18-00p an hour, maybe G4S missed out for once.

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