Olympics raids 'a scandal' - Major

Sir John Major described the Government's decision to raid the National Lottery twice to pay for the London 2012 Olympics as a "scandal" last week.

Major, who set up the lottery in 1994 when he was Prime Minister, was speaking at the London School of Economics. He said it was originally set up to allow the underprivileged access to the arts, sports and heritage.

"The way the lottery has been plundered is an absolute scandal," he said.

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