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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington


Olympic media centre will be huge white elephant - Brake

January 29, 2009 1:24 PM

Commenting on the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) request for more Government money to help fund the Olympic Media Centre, Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Olympics, Tom Brake said:

"It's time the ODA cancelled these plans for a grand media centre, otherwise London will be left with a huge white elephant.

"The legacy plans aren't there to justify an all-singing, all-dancing media centre.

"There is no evidence that after the Games Tessa Jowell's pipedream of a 'digital hub' could survive without substantial on-going public investment.

"It is time to cut the Olympic cloth and settle for a scaled-down media centre."