The Olympics - Thank You France!
Right now we'd all be muttering darkly into our pints of warm beer, moaning about the cost to the taxpayer, complaining that our journeys to work (for 1 month) 7 years from now would be a total nightmare, wingeing that house prices in our area will drop as "everyone moves into the East End to be near the Olympics" / "everyone moves away from the East End to avoid living in a 7 year-long building site", and all looking forwards to a classic, embarrassing half-hearted over-budget Best of British right royal cock-up.
But, it wasn't Madrid.
Or New York.
It was Paris.
Which means we beat the French!
So everyone in the whole country is deleriously is happy, and the whole thing is bloody brilliant!
Thanks a Billion Mr Chirac !