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My prediction of the Make Poverty History statement, from one week ago:
the G8 have helped, but not gone far enough
Today’s Make Poverty History response:
Today the G8 have chosen not to do all that campaigners insist is necessary to free people trapped in the prison of poverty. Important steps have been taken – steps that will bring hope to millions.
But more action is urgently needed if they are to play their role in bringing about real change for the world’s poorest people and consigning extreme poverty to the history books.
It just goes to show that I am right sometimes, not always embarrassingly wrong.