From Andrew Rawnsley on London in the run-up to the Olympics:
It is like stepping into a dystopian future in which Britain is run by a military junta headed by Ronald McDonald.
And here’s some bonus quotes from the excellent “olympiphobic” article:
Limousines swooshing along Soviet-style “Zil” lanes will whisk the Olympic nomenklatura across the city through traffic lights phased to green while working Londoners fume.
For all the blunders during the build-up, I have a hunch that the actual event will be largely successful. I hope so. Even an Olympiphobe doesn’t want to give to the French the satisfaction of being able to crow that they would have done it so much better.