Ministers said today that it was “absolute nonsense” to claim the West End has been turned into a ghost town by the Olympics.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Evening Standard that hotels and other businesses who planned properly for the Games were doing well. He denied that visitor numbers to the West End were down on last year.3rd August:
The Prime Minister has urged people to "come back into the capital" following claims that the 2012 Games had turned London into a "ghost town", with commuters and non-Olympic tourists avoiding the city.
David Cameron said the "threat of meltdown on the traffic system" had been defeated and London was "open for business" during the sporting events.Isn’t it great when your boss undermines you in public?