Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Vox Pop (Pre Olympics)

In May, Not Views hopped on the tube to Stratford to ask locals one very simple question..

What do you think of the Olympics?

Here are a few answers..

Dennis who's a lawyer and helps the market traders

'They said to me it's a done deal, the market's moving. 
You can't defeat the Olympics'.

Alan who sells bits and bobs

'Nightmare. Complete tragic nightmare. 
Absolute nightmare from start to finish. Tragic.'

Ezeciah who's an evangelist

'Who's going to profit?
Ain't it the business people?
They will surely profit a lot.'

Abdul who sells shoes

'Well, I'm hoping that it will affect us in a positive sense.
That's the hope...'

Sarah, Yasmin and Sheila who were standing on the steps of Westfield Shopping Centre
'As in benefit us? Young people? Personally, not really...
I think it only benefits people that get jobs and stuff, what do we have, we can't get jobs.' (Yasmin)

'But, it will improve facilities though'. (Sheila)

Alexander and Ruben
who were sitting on the steps of Westfield Shopping Centre

'It might be good for the tourism, but other than that...' 

'If of course the Olympics helps to bring in some money to open up some other leisure centres or youth clubs here and there, then yeah, then we'll see change'. 

We'll be back to ask the same questions once the Olympics has finished.

(These questions and answers will be up in our July post)

9th June 2013

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