Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Team GB.

Mr Smith has been watching the gyrations of our politicians following the end of the Olympics with bemusement. It is said that success has many fathers and failure is an orphan. The Olympics have reinforced that no end, with PM Gordon Brown suggesting that there should a GB Olympic football team at the 2012 Olympics in London, a proposal which drew short shrift from FM Alex Salmond, and with the SNP Sports Minister in the Scottish Government, countering that there should be a Scottish team in the Olympics.

Perhaps our politicians should just stay out of sport.

There will be a Scottish team in the Olympics when Scotland votes to become independent ... and not before, and there is no chance of Gordon Brown's suggestion of there being a UK Olympic football team for 2012, if for no reason other than the fact that Gordon Brown will be long gone as PM well before then.

Maybe the politicians should just get on with politics and leave sport to the athletes? Then again if bandwagon jumping was an Olympic sport we would have no problem fielding a very strong British or Scottish team ... composed of our politicians.

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