Letter: High price of Millennium Exhibition

Sir: The Prime Minister's boldness in giving the green light to the Greenwich Millennium site is to be respected and admired. The Great Exhibition and the Festival of Britain were much reviled before the event and equally admired in retrospect. The afterglow can only be enjoyed if the event actually takes place.

Even today Parisians regret the cancellation of the 1989 Paris Bicentenary Exposition - a true victim of gesture politics - as the "one that got away".

GEOFF KERSHAW

Rickmansworth,

Hertfordshire

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