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A failure to agree even on how to measure mismatches in the world economy would augur badly for the G20 process, charged with finding ways to avoid future economic crises.
Government posts for moneybags Labour donor Lord Drayson and renegade Tory defector Shaun Woodward augur badly for the final phase of Blair's rule.
After all everyone already knows the result and the early rash of potty posters augur badly for a sane and rational debate.