Sunday, March 29, 2009

G20 - some thoughts before it gets going

This week's summit may just be the start of a worldwide redistribution, however small, from the chastened rich towards the angry poor. And if it is not, the G20 leaders may suffer the consequences.
The task before them is massive in the time allocated - hence the peripatetic travels of many G20 leaders over the last few weeks, including Mr Rudd.

Lord Malloch Brown, the Foreign Office minister agrees with Tony Dolphin when the latter says:

"There are 20 of them and they are in a room for maybe 10 hours. So they've got 30 minutes each, in effect," says Tony Dolphin, chief economist at the IPPR, a think tank. "Even if there were only six issues, that's five minutes per person per issue: what can they say in that time?"
There is a detailed article in today's edition of the London Guardian Click Here to read it

A focus for prayers before we start Holy Week.

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