Romney to meet Israeli leaders

The Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney touched down in Tel Aviv last night as part of a three-nation foreign tour that includes Britain and Poland. He hopes it will boost his credentials to direct US national security and diplomacy.

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Are we ready? Yes we are! London mayor dismisses Mitt Romney's Olympic worries

Boris Johnson dismissed the concerns of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tonight after he appeared to question how ready we are to host the Olympics. Speaking ahead of a special concert in Hyde Park, London's Mayor said:

"The excitement is growing so much I think the Geiger counter of Olympo-mania is going to go zoink on the scale! People are coming from around the world and they're seeing the greatest city on earth.

And there are some people who are coming from around the world who don't yet know about all the preparations we've done to get London ready in the last seven years. I hear there's a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready? Are we ready? Yes we are! The venues are ready."

Boris Johnson telling Hyde Park, and the world, London will host the 'best-ever' Games Credit: Pool

Boris Johnson continued: "The stadium is ready. The aquatic centre is ready. The velodrome is ready. The security is ready. The police are ready. The transport system is ready. And, our team GB athletes are ready aren't they.

There will be more gold, silver and bronze medals than you'd need to bail out Greece and Spain together! Are we worried out the weather? We're not worried about the weather... Have a wonderful, wonderful London 2012."

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