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APR 28, 2013 - The Guardian

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Austerity-hit G8 leaders must not allow charity to begin and end at home

Growth is an important measure in the fight against global poverty, but David Cameron is wrong if he thinks it is a panaceaThe last time Britain hosted the G8 summit was at Gleneagles in 2005. Tony Blair was prime minister, Gordon Brown chancellor, Gerhard Schröder chancellor of Germany, and George Bush US president. The world economy was in a sweet spot between the 2001 dress rehearsal for the global financial crisis and the real thing.In the runup to the summit, there was a campaign to force the west's richest countries to commit themselves to three development goals: doubling aid, ... Read More

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