ME and Ophelia

Monday, September 27, 2004

Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England

Good news today. The UK announced it will write off its share of debts owed by the world's poorest countries to the World Bank. The move will put pressure on other major creditors such as the US, Japan and Germany to follow suit at meetings of the IMF and World Bank later this week.

France and Canada are already understood to be planning similar announcements.

This afternoon I caught the last hour of the conference on television. Wanted to watch the whole thing but I was busy posting over at Passion of the Present. Sorry I missed Gordon Brown's speech. Tony Blair's is tomorrow. Don't know if Bono's speech is to be televised. Hope so, and that I have not missed it.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 9/27/2004
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