Blair and Bush compromise on debt
When it came to the crunch, the United States and Britain split their differences and made a deal.
When it came to the crunch, the United States and Britain split their differences and made a deal. The Bush administration and the British government announced last Friday that they had agreed a plan to provide debt relief to the poorest countries in the world, which was then being discussed by the G8 finance ministers.
The proposal was British-driven, but it also bore the clear imprint of White House policy.
Negotiations between Washington and London...
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