Uk abandon Reform for aid plans, slamming world bank...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Agent_Smith, Sep 14, 2006.

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  1. Tony won't be best pleased.

    Seems the soapies have applied enough pressure on the government to get them to revert Tony's policy of promoting anti-corruption reforms in return for aid.

    Hillary Ben had the cheek to say the Britain had no right to tell others how to run their economy. Oh right, it's ok for us to tell them they need demoncracy, and to get rid of their leaders, but not to tell them to stop wasting our money. :roll: :roll: :roll:

    As i read more around it, it seems that this decision may be driven by those of a socialist persuaion who would prefer not to see economic liberalisation and free-trade (in favour of 'Fair trade', which is in essence subsidised commerce)

  2. The World Bank conditions are in place to prevent some of the widespread corruption in certain Third World Governments.

    Stands to reason that our own government won't like any conditions that prevent corruption. Especially as they seem hell bent on making us a Third World nation too.

    Wonder where some of the £1.3 billion of OUR money they donated to the World Bank to be given or loaned to Third World countries last year ended up?

    You don't suppose some of the Labour Parties foreign benefactors were in receipt of this cash? Just a thought.

    Amazing that there never seems a shortage of cash to send overseas to the EU etc does there? When it comes to paying for equipment for troops overseas it becomes suddenly tight.