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PM not attending Olympics opening

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:04 PM
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PM not attending Olympics opening


news.bbc.co.uk

Prime Minister Gordon Brown will not attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Downing Street says.

However, he will be at the closing ceremony when the Olympic baton will be passed to London.

A spokeswoman said Mr Brown had never planned to attend the ceremony and was not boycotting the Games
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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:04 PM
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Who else is going to jump on the bandwagon then?

He will however be attending the closing ceremony as Britain are hosting the 2012 games.

He passed it off saying it would be a waste of taxpayers money.



news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Migwah
He passed it off saying it would be a waste of taxpayers money.




Translation;

"In order to protect Chinese investment in the UK economy, we cannot call our decision not to attend a boycott"



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Migwah


Who else is going to jump on the bandwagon then?


The whole free world I hope.



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:51 PM
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Our Australian Prime Minister is not sure yet if he is attending, but he said if he doesn’t, it’s not because of a boycott, it’s because he’s “very busy” lol.

Mikey



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by Mikey84
it’s because he’s “very busy” lol.




That has got to be quote of the year!



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:24 PM
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actually... the next olympics are in Vancouver...2010.. would make more sense to send the torch there as opposed to london.

I hope the Canadian pm passes on the opening as well.



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:36 PM
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That is the winter Olympics.

Britain is holding the next summer Olympics in 2010.




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