JOBS NOT CREDIBLE OLYMPICS! Brown’s Olympic Jobs Promise Inflation


Olympic promise inflation has hit a new high with Gordon Brown’s assertion that, in addition to 30,000 construction jobs, “there will be 50,000 jobs permanently created as a result of all the facilities that the Olympic site will make possible for the future”.

This claim has to be set against the original evidence from the London Development Agency to the Compulsory Purchase Inquiry that the 2012 Olympics would create 6,000 net new permanent jobs! Even that figure was open to question. In keeping with Olympic spin Mr Brown provided no information on where these jobs would come from to explain the drastic increase in numbers. Recently figures of 25,000 permanent jobs have been touted but this represents a further dramatic advance.