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Unthinking Osborne deserved boos; Letters

THERE is an old saying that generally holds true, if one person thinks you are a fool, then that's their point of view. If ten people think you're a fool, you probably are a fool.

George Osborne was greeted by the booing and jeering of 80,000 people when he appeared at the Olympic stadium to present medals.

Perhaps George Osborne didn't think people would be there who have been affected by his cuts to benefits and crucial services for the disabled.

Perhaps he didn't think people would be there who work or whose friends and relatives work at Remploy factories, which after decades of providing employment for people with disabilities are now being closed down.

Or perhaps he didn't think people would be angry about how the Coalition has awarded a contract to assess fitness for work to Paralympics sponsor Atos.

The Paralympics is an inspirational, incredible event, but for many people with a disability or caring for someone with a disability, much of life is a long slog for equal rights, proper funding and support. There is a lot of hard work and few gold medals.

These are the people George Osborne should have been thinking about.

Andy McDonald, Standard Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Sep 17, 2012
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