Look at this fat lump. With the temerity to lecture the volunteers at the Olympics. The Tories like volunteers, by the way. It means they don’t have to pay them and keep the money for themselves. It really is that easy.
So, Labour bagged the ‘Lympics by promising to Inspire a Generation, leaving a legacy of active, running, jumping sportschildren. They even introduced a minimum two hours of sport/exercise a week to show how serious they were.
The Tories’ way of keeping the inspiration alive: to sell off school sports fields (21 this year so far) and scrap the two hours of exercise, saying that headteachers should be able to decide for themselves (so if they decide that their greatly reduced budgets don’t stretch to sporting equipment or a trained sports teacher, so be it).
Private Eye, during all this, thought they would find out how you could put that inspiration into action. They did a ring around of community sports clubs and found that there were huge waiting lists – sometimes the waiting list had more people on it than the sports club had members. Seems people are inspired so why the long waiting lists?
Because public funding for community sports has been cut. Don’t you feel inspired?
Selling off school sports fields and scrapping Labour's minimum 2 hours of sport in schools. Way to go, Cameron!,