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Saturday, 28 March 2009

A new excuse?

The Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva claimed the financial crisis was caused by "white, blue-eyed people" during Gordon Brown's visit to Brazil. Not one we have heard before, but one Brown might use to deflect the blame in the future.

Still that wasn't as bad for Brown as his later meeting with the prime minister of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, who told Mr Brown her country had "saved in the good times" in order to spend in the bad, which was straight out of the Dan Hannan songbook.

Next up is the prime minister of Argentina who wants to talk about the Falkands, probably fully aware that a country that can't issue bonds is in no position to fight three different wars.

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