Wednesday, August 25

A French Complaint

From today's Evening Standard

Paris rejects UKIP backing By Joe Murphy, Evening Standard 25 August 2004

Paris today firmly rejected the UK Independence Party's controversial backing for its Olympics 2012 campaign.

Senior executives of the French bid to host the Games met British Olympic officials in Athens to make an official complaint.

Philippe Baudillon, chief executive of the Paris bid, said UKIP had used its logo without permission and had given the impression that Paris was breaching Olympic rules. UKIP says the cost of staging the Olympics in London would be too high. Ends

Well this is typical of the French ...... come up with a way of helping them spend their Franks, woops sorry Euros and all they do is moan. Ed.