who will be next World Bank President What will they do


A way out. Yesterday, we reported Adrian Hewitt's speculation that Gordon Brown might fancy the World Bank job.

The Guardian's Michael White has picked up this gossip too, wondering whether "Brown, an admired chancellor, could offer himself for Wolfensohn's World Bank job (he has threatened to go to the IMF in the past) or go to the backbenches."

"Most Labour MPs believe [Blair and Brown] will soldier on as usual, fearful that a fight to the death might kill both," he writes. "A few sceptics are even checking when 71-year-old James Wolfensohn retires.

"Who he? The president of the World Bank, one of the few jobs apart from prime minister of Britain that a disillusioned Brown could take with dignity. Wolfensohn steps down in May."

David Steven ~ January 13, 2005

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