Just as corporations make hollow promises to 'greenwash' their environment-wrecking activities, so the Blair-Brown double act have attempted to convince the world they are making poverty history.
Leila Deen, one of the climbers said: "We feel it is our obligation, on behalf of the thousands of people who marched on Saturday, to decry the trick this government is trying to pull.
"The crumbs of debt relief and aid increases that will be announced on Friday remain tied to debilitating conditionality, which stands in direct contradiction to the aims of Make Poverty History."
The campaigners feel even less is being done to tackle the third aim of Make Poverty History - Trade Justice.
Kath Pasteur, another climber said: "Whilst Brown claims allegiance to MPH, he has chosen to ignore the most important demand of the cmapign. Rebalancing trade rules to favour the poor is the structural change needed to allow countries to develop on their own terms."
Paul Hutchings, the third climbing activist added: "The Labour government is hypocritical. It is still pushing the free trade agenda. Brown and Blair are leading the charge towards further liberalisation and privatisation of developing markets."
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