Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Good Ole Gordon

Gordon Brown was excellent on the today programme this morning. He is leading the call to put a hold on IMF/world bank debt repayments for the countires affected by the tsunami. This could amount to as much as $3billion dollars in a year, which makes the pledged aid so far (vital as it is) look like small change. Of course, this is only a start, and hopefully a stepping stone to significant debt write offs.
He said the time has come when the West should not be choosing between aid and dealing with the underlying causes of poverty but doing both.
Get your white band on Gordon!

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