Lib Dems urged to reveal 'Skeletons in Cupboard'
Rather than demanding a change in policy, the skeletons were urging the Liberal Democrats to implement the policy they have already decided upon!
The action was mounted by the regional global poverty grouping, North East CALL TO ACTION, to support campaigners in Egypt, for example, whose position is that "Egypt's debt is Mubarak's debt. It is not the Egyptian people's. We never had any say in the dictator's policies, let alone borrowing to buy arms".
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has admitted that some of Egypt's £100 million debts to the UK comes from military sales to former dictator Hosni Mubarak, and much the same applies to debts owed by many other countries - these are the 'skeletons in the government's cupboard'!
95% of the debt owed to the UK by developing countries - whose peoples are suffering the most by far from the fall-out of the global financial crisis - is owed to UK Export Finance, a government agency for which Vince Cable is responsible.
Photos: Tim Kenny
Dr David Golding CBE, who organised the protest, said: "I reminded delegates that they have always been great supporters of Jubilee Debt Campaign and that their official policy couldn't be better if I had written it myself!"
"This should have been music to their ears, but will have aroused fears in some that they could finish up as being seen to have broken yet another promise. To expect poor countries to repay debts when we can't even say clearly how and why those debts were incurred is as absurd rationally as it is unacceptable morally."