Unsurprisingly Tessa Jowell's comments about the Olympics not being a good idea have provoked a minor uproar.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said:
"The case for the Games, if anything, is stronger in difficult times, and I believe that the development under way in the east of London will prove a vital shot in the arm for the city when it needs it most.
London is extremely fortunate to be hosting the Games in 2012."
Andrew Boff, the Conservative Party spokesman on the Olympics, called for her resignation:
"For her to say that it was a mistake to bid for the Games is utterly irresponsible.
Why should the private sector risk investing millions in the Olympic venues if the minister responsible has no confidence in its long term viability?"
What did Jowell expect after speaking so negatively about her pet project?
Ironically, she was right.
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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