Friday, 13 July 2012
The Reason Why G4S Was Called Into The Home Office
Ben Fellows is an investigative journalist specialising in undercover work. He went undercover to follow his 'Olympic dream', as G4S likes to call it, to become a member of the security team.
As well as talking to the UK Column, Mr Fellows has also managed to publicise his experiences on the Louise Collins Road Show, Tony Gosling's Bristol based radio show and Alex Jones.
Since he made his allegations G4S has been called into the Home Office and we now know the Army will be providing a further 3,500 troops to aid security.
The list of Mr Fellows' allegations is here.
I have no interest in the Olympics so will be content to be over 500 miles from London when the event takes place. However, for those who intend to visit London Mr Fellows' disclosures will unsettle them. It's no wonder G4S are doing their best to have Mr Fellows silenced, particularly when 75% of Daily Mail readers say they have no confidence in the security measures.
Thankfully the Army are now involved and will do their utmost to ensure everyone's safety, but who will be in charge? Will the Army look after themselves or will G4S be dictating to them?
If Mr Fellows' allegations are correct - and I have no reason to doubt him - then the Army should be given control of all security, even although it is very late in the day,
But is security OTT for the games? I tend to agree with Iain Martin.