A TOP Tory MP personally slated Manchester after a unsuccessful Olympic bid dogmatic “no-one in their right mind would spend 3 weeks” there.
Damian Green, now MP for Ashford, bluntly slammed a 545,500 race city in a post mortem on because it mislaid out to Sydney.
At a time, Green was not an MP though was operative with Prime Minister John Major on his process unit.
He said: “The reason for Manchester’s failure, is a apparent of one.
“No-one in their right mind would spend 3 weeks in Manchester rather than Sydney.
“It is tough to suppose Manchester ever being successful.”
Ironically a city would go on to horde a 2002 Commonwealth Games to outrageous success, with London eventually hosting a Olympics in 2012.
‘DIDN’T WIN ANY FRIENDS’
The comments are in files expelled by a National Archive currently of a Feb 1994 report, that also saw sporting legends referred to as “old buffers”.
Downing Street help Alex Allan said: “We have also adopted rather an conceited attitude, formed possibly on past glories or on a faith that many of those now using general sporting bodies are hurtful and/or power-mad.
“Some substantially are – though we didn’t win any friends by observant so.
“We have had too many good aged buffers using things or representing Britain on general sporting bodies.”
FLAVOUR OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
His note to Mr Major went on to bring as examples Mary Glen-Haig, an Olympian during a London Games in 1948, and sports director Marea Hartman, who died aged 73.
The tip files also gave a essence of what competence have been, with sum of what a PM would have pronounced if Manchester had won a bid.
Mr Major designed to say: “We faced some unbending competition. This success shows that when we put a minds to something in Britain, we are world-beaters.
“We went for bullion and got it.”
There was also some comprehension on members of a International Olympic Committee, that claimed a Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was “a intensity Manchester supporter.”
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