UK continues to exclude NGOs from G20 discussions
"Representatives of both organisations had received notification of accreditation on Friday, 28 August. Both received emails late on 2 September saying “Unfortunately your accreditation has been withdrawn by HM Treasury. Please be aware that you will not be permitted access to the meeting venue or any of the press facilities.” No further information or reason was given for the withdrawal of accreditation for the NGOs."
What is the UK Treasury up to? Jubilee's Nick Dearden:
"The UK seems to be setting a precedent that it is acceptable to silence voices of dissent and prevent debate from being aired."
Postscript: From our quotations page (one in an occasional series in our blogs)
The financing plague is wreaking greater and greater havoc throughout the world. As in Medieval times, it is scourging country after country. It is transmitted by rats and its consequences are unemployment and poverty, industrial bankruptcy and speculative enrichment.
José Lopez Portillo , Mexican president, September 1982