An extra 1,200 troops have been put on standby to protect the Olympics as the fallout continues from the G4S fiasco. Defence chiefs yesterday placed the servicemen and women – some recently back from Afghanistan – on 48 hours notice to work as guards at London 2012. Full story >>
This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail shows a group of soldiers being briefed on their daily duties by Home Office officials. At the moment, the army has only been drafted in to plug gaps left by blundering security firm G4S, but if the strikes threatened by border guards and train drivers go ahead, who knows what they may be asked to do?
• Andy Davey cartoon (The Sun)
• Paul Thomas cartoon (The Daily Express)
• 'Sabotaging of the Olympics': Theresa May attacks border staff walkout that has cast a shadow over Games build-up (Mail Online)
• 1,200 MORE troops called up: Soldiers just back from Afghanistan on standby in Olympics security farce (Mail Online)