The political week on Twitter: July 16th-20th

The Olympics is coming and chaos is ensuing
The Olympics is coming and chaos is ensuing

Compiled by Cassie Chambers

Ahh, the Olympics. A time for Britons to stand up, take pride, and watch as civil society completely collapses around them.

Games-related shambles and scandals seemed to multiply in a rabbit-like fashion this week, with each disaster breeding ten new subsequent ones.

Our response to the hullabaloo? We've searched the Twittersphere to keep you up-to-date on all of the ways London will fall apart in the coming days.

First on the list of things to collapse is Games security, as scandals about the G4S's ability to provide adequate numbers of staff just keep coming.

 


Then again, we love men in all sorts of uniforms (security, police, military, oh my!) so we're kind of looking forward to this shambles-created schmorgasbord.

Yet not all fashion choices will be welcome at the Games this year, as Lord Coe laid down a pretty strict dress code for would-be attendees. Next on our list of things to fall to the Games was a freedom coveted by all Londoners: the ability to wear any cheesy t-shirt your heart desires.
 


But then again: love of Wellies + propensity for funny hats =/= Londoners being world renowned for good taste in fashion. Maybe a prescriptive dress code is in the best interest of us all?

Third to fall prey to Olympic-induced crazy was Boris Johnson, who told Londoners today to "stop whining" about the Olympics. Doesn't he realise that complaining is what Britons do best? Aren't leaders supposed to recognise and capitalise on the unique skills of the people they lead?

 

Maybe it's time we propose a swap with our great leader: we'll stop complaining if you'll stop making those annoying tube announcements every two minutes.

Then again, there might be another way to halt the dull echo of Boris' voice in the morning: beg/bribe/pay the person who pushes play to abandon his post for a few days. Given that everyone else in civil society will be on strike during the Olympics, we think this is a pretty feasible solution.
 


And with that, we rest our case. The Olympics are coming and disaster is about to ensue.

We're off to compile our Olympics survival kit—evidence suggests we're going to need it. We wish you a fun weekend full of your own survival planning. Be careful: It's a (concrete) jungle out there.
And with that, we rest our case. The Olympics are coming and disaster is about to ensue.

We're off to compile our Olympics survival kit—evidence suggests we're going to need it. We wish you a fun weekend full of your own survival planning. Be careful: It's a (concrete) jungle out there.

 

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