Olympics? Greenwich Time unbiased as ever

A week to the Greenwich Olympics consultation meeting at the Dome, and the official organ of Greenwich Council is as even-handed as ever about it…
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To be fair, this is next to an ad for the event saying experts will be there to “answer questions”, but the copy’s pretty unambiguous. Now, I don’t receive any other local newspaper. It’d be perfectly possibly to go around unaware there was large-scale opposition to the Greenwich Park plans along with some well-founded scepticism. But you won’t read it in Greenwich Time.

Which is a huge problem for London 2012’s organisers. The wild bias shown by Greenwich Council only creates the impression that there’s something to hide. From my conversation with a LOCOG person last week, it seems they’re pretty sincere about listening to people’s concerns about the site. I hope I’m right, and I hope they’re held to every last one of their promises. But with friends like the council – elected to represent the people, and not Sebastian Coe – they don’t need enemies.