Benn against the big bad Wolfowitz
Ignore UK development minister Hilary
Benn's posturing against the World Bank: both agree that Africa is incapable of self-government.
In September, Hilary Benn, the UK international development secretary, announced on BBC Radio 4's Today programme that his Department for International Development (DfID) would consider withholding £50million of Britain's pledged £1.43billion contribution to the World Bank for development purposes. Benn told Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, that Britain is unhappy about the lack of progress in removing conditions that tie onerous strings to financial help for developing nations (1), and that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should not impose conditions on loans that force countries to adopt particular economic policies (2).