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  • Tuesday, March 29, 2005

    Tony Blair accused of hypocrisy on Africa

    Indeed, as this article from the Moscow Times appears to suggest, it is hypocritical to lecture African nations on the subject of corruption, when companies from your own country are sometimes involved in that corruption:

    "They've taken very much the usual line of protecting our companies at any cost," said Patricia Feeney, executive director of Rights and Accountability in Development, an Oxford-based advocacy group. "They've not shown any sign of really taking their own medicine." A group of British members of parliament recently reported on the government's "slow progress" in investigating British firms accused of profiteering from a five-year war in Democratic Republic of Congo in which millions died.
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