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School's out for the Olympics - except in Dorset

Dorset County Councillor Tim Munro has described the proposal to to moor a private cruise ship in Portland Harbour to house 800 police for the Olympics sailing events as "disgusting".

"If the figures are right and £6.6million is spent on housing police, then why on earth is it not invested somewhere in Weymouth and Portland? A cruise ship will sail in and sail away and that's £6million going in the pocket of the owner of the cruise ship group.

"It should be spent on a housing development to help create a permanent legacy or it could be used to start a social housing project."

The police said no local military barracks, holiday camps or schools were available. Hmm, Dorset children must be really hard working.


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