Gordon Brown urges G20 countries to back $2.5tn coronavirus plan

Posted by on June 2, 2020 1:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Former PM says lack of action is ‘potentially a death sentence for the world’s poorest people’

Failure by the G20 group of leading developed and developing nations to organise a global Covid-19 recovery plan is a potential death sentence for the world’s poor, the former prime minister Gordon Brown has said.

Brown, who pushed successfully for coordinated action during the financial crisis of 2008-09, said the lack of G20 action was disgraceful and risked a second wave of infection for rich countries.

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