"Private security firm G4S says it stands to lose up to £50m after admitting it is unable to provide enough staff to fulfil its Olympic Games contract, a failure that forced the government to this week call up 3,500 troops to fill in at the 11th hour"
A burning question – is the Olympics secure, being a really prime target for nefarious activities? The answer appears to be obviously not. Not only was the security firm falling far short of its recruiting targets, but apparently it was short-cutting required procedures to try and make up and training was skimpy, to say the least.
So now we have a mixture of various kinds of police, private security people, and military. The military involved may even have had no training in dealing with the general public in terms of security. So you draft in people at short notice who do not know the sites, the procedures, the people they have to work with, etc, etc. Not to mention it seems there is to be about 5,000 unpaid volunteers.
Heads should start to roll, as its clear that those in positions of responsibility, including within the government (who obviously just left it entirely up to the security firm) could not reliably organise a booze up in a brewery!