The £500,000 taxpayer-funded Nowhereisland to moor off Britain

July 25, 2012 1:51 PM

Taxpayers in the Weymouth area from today might be lucky enough to see where £500,000 of their money has been spent as the floating Nowhereisland moors off the coast.

As part of the ‘Cultural Olympiad’ the Arts Council England pumped vast amounts of taxpayers’ money into 12 questionable projects, Nowhereisland being one of them.

But before great swathes rush off to visit the island, you can't. In fact, the island will remain moored off the coast and taxpayers will have to admire this folly from a distance.

With the final cost of hosting the Games unknown (but already much bigger than originally planned), it’s outrageous that taxpayers are unwittingly funding costly and ridiculous projects under the Olympics banner. Nowhereisland is yet another example of a wasteful project and as the recession deepens taxpayers deserve better.Taxpayers in the Weymouth area from today might be lucky enough to see where £500,000 of their money has been spent as the floating Nowhereisland moors off the coast.

As part of the ‘Cultural Olympiad’ the Arts Council England pumped vast amounts of taxpayers’ money into 12 questionable projects, Nowhereisland being one of them.

But before great swathes rush off to visit the island, you can't. In fact, the island will remain moored off the coast and taxpayers will have to admire this folly from a distance.

With the final cost of hosting the Games unknown (but already much bigger than originally planned), it’s outrageous that taxpayers are unwittingly funding costly and ridiculous projects under the Olympics banner. Nowhereisland is yet another example of a wasteful project and as the recession deepens taxpayers deserve better.

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