The Coronavirus pandemic can offer “lessons about global coordination” and that we should seek more joined up Global thinking on the issue according to a recent speech by Globalist politician Tony Blair.
Speaking at a livestreamed event that was hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Blair described the outbreak as a “very tough crisis” that will damage countries’ health care systems economies.
“My view, very simply with the coronavirus, is the important thing is I think there are a lot of lessons about global coordination that we should learn after this, but in the short term you have to follow the scientific advice.”
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Now in absolutely shocking move his co-creator of New Labour Gordon Brown has called for even more radical action turning the Blairite project into reality.
Brown has urged world leaders to create a ‘temporary’ form of global government to tackle the twin medical and economic crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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He said there was a need for a taskforce involving world leaders, health experts and the heads of the international organisations that would have executive powers to coordinate the response.
A virtual meeting of the G20 group of developed and developing countries, chaired by Saudi Arabia, will be held on Thursday, but Brown said it would have been preferable to have also included the UN security council.
“This is not something that can be dealt with in one country. There has to be a coordinated global response.”
Brown said the current crisis was different to that of 2008:
“That was an economic problem that had economic causes and had an economic solution.
This is first and foremost a medical emergency and there has to be joint action to deal with that. But the more you intervene to deal with the medical emergency, the more you put economies at risk.”
During the financial crisis, Brown persuaded other global leaders of the need to bail out the banks and then hosted a meeting of the G20 in London, which came up with a $1.1tn rescue package.
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Brown said his the Global Government would have two aims which were the effort to find a vaccine, and to organise production, purchasing and prevent profiteering.
Many countries have announced economic packages in the past two weeks but Brown said a taskforce could: make sure the efforts of central banks were coordinated; take steps to prevent the record flight of capital from emerging market economies; and agree a joint approach to the use of government spending to boost growth.
Brown said there had been resistance in 2008 to using the G20 as a vehicle for tackling the financial crisis, but that it should be clear to world leaders that there was no possibility of a go-it-alone approach working.
“We need some sort of working executive. If I were doing it again, I would make the G20 a broader organisation because in the current circumstances you need to listen to the countries that are most affected, the countries that are making a difference and countries where there is the potential for a massive number of people to be affected – such as those in Africa.”
He maintains that The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund needed an massive increase in their budgets to cope with the impact of the crisis on low- and middle-income countries.
We at UNN have one simple question to echo what Tony Benn asked of the EU, who elects this Global Government and how do we get rid of them? The answer is of course you cannot and it sets a frightening precedent for the future.