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Packing 'em in

Far be it for me to compare Labour’s control freakery with that of their political cousins in Beijing, but reading this (h/t Croydonian):

The government is working to fill all seats at London’s 2012 Games, Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has said….If they were not filled “by people who have paid the full price”, they should be filled by schoolchildren, she said.

… sounds more than a smidgen like this:

Chinese officials have admitted that they are concerned about the lack of spectators at some Olympic events.

They have hired volunteers, dressed in yellow shirts, to fill up empty venues and improve the atmosphere inside.

I thought we were all supposed to be effused with the Olympic spirit?

All £20bn of it.