October 07, 2004

Britain takes steps toward third world debt relief

Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1318874,00.html

The chancellor and the Prime Minister have made bold statements challenging the rest of the world to make a stand for Africa. Britain's recent declaration to pay off 10% of third world debt was an important step for the world. Hopefully it will cause other rich countries to step up and acknowledge that most third world countries can't go at it alone. They have far too much ground to make up. For rich countries like the US to stand by and not at least match Britain's promise would be a scandal.

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  1. kay sanderson

    Even if you don't get many comments- do keep posting information on these topics. It is too easy for the rest of us to restrict our focus to the immediate environment and day today worries and ideas. It is good to have reminders that there is a world out there; and important issues to think about
    thank you

    07 Oct 2004, 14:52

  2. Chris May

    For rich countries like the US to stand by and not at least match Britain's promise would be a scandal.

    Yes, it would, but sadly the threat of appearing as international pariahs doesn't seem to hold much sway with the current US administration. So I'm not holding my breath…

    07 Oct 2004, 15:21

  3. Robert O'Toole

    Hi Amy, good entry!

    07 Oct 2004, 17:07

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