From John F. Burns’s New York Times piece headlined, “After Warnings of an Olympic Crush, Businesses Suffer in a Deserted London.”
Jeremy Hunt, the culture and sport minister in the Cameron cabinet, said Thursday that people who saw the Olympics as an economic body blow were premature and taking too narrow a view.
“Having the Olympics in London is the best possible gift you could ask for because it has given London a profile on the global stage,” Mr. Hunt said, to the surprise of those who might have thought that London was already well established as one of the world’s major cities.
Nicely said, Mr. Burns. Very nicely said.