Don't be too hard on Boris
Complaints about the lack of a tourism boom resulting from the Olympic Games are rife. Some hoteliers and restaurateurs in the capital are, quite understandably, blaming the Mayor of London whose warnings of traffic problems and overcrowding were too effective, causing people to stay away in droves. My own view is that Boris Johnson acted responsibly. Had there been serious gridlock the press would have made mincemeat of the organising authorities and this country's reputation would have suffered terribly.
As it is, the UK is being presented to the rest of the world as a place where events run smoothly, traffic runs reasonably and home-grown athletes run very fast indeed.
And let's not forget that all those "tourists" are still somewhere - perhaps closer to home but able to spend money on food and drink just the same.