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Ceremony was fitting tribute to the people

I watched the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics with a mixture of amazement and joy (News, July 28).

That we are able to engineer and construct such magnificent achievements is a tribute to the enormous ability of the ordinary people to co-operate with one another in humble, enthusiastic and positive ways.

Unlike their wealthier brothers, they are always to be seen making personal sacrifices of one sort or another.

I asked myself what they have done to deserve leaders who have feathered their own nests with false expenses claims, favoured their rich cohorts instead of supporting their poorer subjects, lied in the perpetration of war and done little to advance the cause of wealth redistribution.

C JOSLIN

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