On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Joseph Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To be honest I'm rather offended that the UK bid is being written off while it's still 2014. I agree with you, but London is far from the cheapest city in the world, as I'm sure you're aware - money will be required.
Who said it should be written off? I just think that if the bid is developed by a professional with a big budget, rather than by actual Wikimedians, that's an indication that (as Tom Morton suggested) there isn't an active group of Wikimedians who support it. The bid evaluation team should take that into account. It's perfectly possible, of course, that the UK will mount a normal bid and be quite successful.