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Message 1273032 - Posted: 19 Aug 2012, 17:45:43 UTC

Oh dear.....

School playing fields backlash

G4S on work to rule as they had to repay "olympic fees back" Spend wisely my son, that way you won't get caught.

New use for playing field
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Message 1273060 - Posted: 19 Aug 2012, 18:46:14 UTC

With all the "politico's" jumping on the Team GB bandwagon, will they now listen to those who won the medals?

Despair of Gold Medallist
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Message 1277075 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 13:37:46 UTC

Nice, at least one company didn't make any profit from it's mistakes. Makes me wonder though how a "CEO" can not explain what went wrong with his company....was he there just to rake in $$$$$ & sod the employees?

G4S Chief says losses could be £50 million or more
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Message 1277336 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 23:19:12 UTC
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Well after watching the Paralympics Opening Ceremony....the Aftermath can only be positive.

As for G4S, tough, don't make promises you can't keep. Shame it was only £50M. Looking at their track record...brewery, couldn't and booze up are words that come to mind.
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Message 1277467 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 10:06:59 UTC

We're aiming to win 103 medals, no pressure then after the Main Olympics result :-)

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Message 1277478 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 10:38:09 UTC - in response to Message 1277467.

We're aiming to win 103 medals, no pressure then after the Main Olympics result :-)


Yep, more lovely "FREE" cash for me!
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Message 1282616 - Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 12:37:53 UTC

Well, let's hope that this doesn't get fobbed off....

...or brushed under the carpet.

LOCOG has not paid G4S since 13th July - rest of contract is up for negoiation
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Message 1282695 - Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 23:33:24 UTC

Oh Dear, Nick Buckles wants the lot as he sees the Olympics were successful....

The question is.... "Will the muppets give it to him"?

Buckles wants the lot

Nick Buckles, G4S: "We delivered a significant portion of the contract" Er, no you didn't, the Armed Forces did! - So, no you can't have the cash
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Message 1282803 - Posted: 12 Sep 2012, 8:26:16 UTC

I thought company had already been told the £50million for that part of the contract would not be paid as they were in breach for not delivering the contracted security personnel numbers?

That's where the armed forces came in.
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Message 1288864 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 15:47:16 UTC

Well it's a start anyway..... Shame that Buckles wasn't forced out!

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Message 1288868 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 16:00:15 UTC

For the benefit of G4S contracted employees who have still not been paid after Olympics training, it is being judged that it's in their interests that Buckles stays as they are more likely to get paid. I would judge that G4S is fatally wounded in the UK, and when it is all over, I expect him to go then.

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Message 1288871 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 16:04:46 UTC - in response to Message 1288868.

For the benefit of G4S contracted employees who have still not been paid after Olympics training, it is being judged that it's in their interests that Buckles stays as they are more likely to get paid. I would judge that G4S is fatally wounded in the UK, and when it is all over, I expect him to go then.



Maybe, but what sucker of a company then gets him?
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Message 1288874 - Posted: 28 Sep 2012, 16:12:11 UTC

Down to any company who would wish to employ him I guess. He joins the ranks of the Fred Goodwins basically.

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Message 1290179 - Posted: 1 Oct 2012, 19:57:33 UTC - in response to Message 1288871.

Maybe, but what sucker of a company then gets him?

I'd say, "Prime M.P. material in the making here"

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Message 1303506 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 13:58:14 UTC

Brilliant warning for any company wanting to take on future Government contracts: -

Mess it up & you will be scrutinised & probably to the detriment of your company....

G4S loses Prison contract

Still no further reports on the Locog/G4S cash issue.... more than likely, out of sight out of mind comes into play.
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Message 1316765 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 9:38:00 UTC

Will this statement turn out to be true?

"The key problem is politicians don't look far enough ahead. Their priority is to get re-elected in however many years' time."

Politicians risk wasting Olympic legacy
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Message 1344798 - Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 2:08:32 UTC

Del-boy on the back foot

Riddle me this Del-boy: Where are the sports fields for this soundbite of yours?


I posted the above on 10/Aug/12 with a fair comment in reply...

I suppose in one way, Sirius; at least he's building on success in a way,
in many aspects something we have failed to do for years upon years in the UK.


Little did we know then that it was indeed just that - A political Soundbite!

Jessica Ennis Don Valley Stadium to close

Hmmmn, large brown envelopes come to mind....lovely site for development for the fatcats..... Tesco's (Horsemeat! Horsemeat! My Kingdom for Horsemeat} hyper market maybe?

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