HA! HA! HA! HA! [wipes tear from his eye…]

Home Secretary Theresa May was forced to plead with The Ministry of Defence for help with security during the Olympic Games 


The Armed Forces are drafting emergency plans to provide 3,500 extra troops for the Olympics because of a humiliating security blunder.

Theresa May has been forced to plead with the Ministry of Defence to release thousands more service personnel during London 2012 as guards.

The Home Secretary was forced into the last-ditch move a fortnight before the Games because security firm G4S has been unable to guarantee it will be able to supply the 10,000 guards it agreed to deliver.

Talks began with the MoD over whether it could fill the gap after the company wavered on its commitments.

The development could see troops deployed to check tickets, search spectators’ bags and prevent outbreaks of trouble at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

A Whitehall source said: ‘The army will provide an insurance policy.’

The Armed Forces are already providing up to 13,500 personnel for the Games.

Under the contingency plans, this could reach 16,500 – 7,000 more than are fighting in Afghanistan.

The MoD has been seeking guarantees that any soldiers drafted in at the last moment will be properly compensated for cancelled leave.

 Oh lordy… how I laughed when I saw this…
This is the company that will be providing POLICING functions?!?!!??!
Oh please…

Originally, Locog contracted G4S to provide just 2,000 security guards of the 10,000 it thought it would require.

But in December the firm agreed to supply 10,000 of the new total of 23,700 under a new contract reported to be worth £284million.

 Well…boys and girls…
Here is the future..
PS- love the ‘property compensated for cancelled leave’ … our compensation is SWEET FA.

7 responses to “HA! HA! HA! HA! [wipes tear from his eye…]

  1. Do you really think she cares, she will do what she did the other day, teary eyes, crock in voice then say how sorry she is. All the while thinking how much money she is making on her shares.

  2. I had the same joyous thoughts… G4S. What a joke! Theresa May proved wrong… again… Excellent!!

  3. Hardly a surprise though, is it???

  4. Ah, but when perhaps 50,000 police officers have been made redundant, G4S shouldn’t have too much trouble providing staff.


    Most contracts in the private sector include penalty clauses for failing to fulfill its agreed ‘targets’ wether it be time /budget/supply or whatever ….what penalty clauses and costs have G4S been hit with by promising FAR more than it was capable of delivering . Will May pay ? I hope the armed forces do get compensated and make some money out of it, they deserve it , maybe G4S will do the decent thing and stump up some cash seeing as its there eleventh hour capitulation./fcuk up.

  6. Surrey Police have shelved plans for the G4S intervention regarding their backroom commitments.

    Why, oh why did they believe they could provide 10,000 staff on a temp contract, who in reality, would be jobless at the end of the contract.

    Worse still, how many poor sods are returning from theatre, and/or are being redundant who will be expected to cover the games.

    I love watching sport, but surely this is the pits.

  7. Chickens & roost, that is all.

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