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23Aug91 UK: EDITORIAL COMMENT - GOVERNMENT ACTS SENSIBLY OVER RUSSIAN EVENTS.

It is the Government's job to react to world events. It is not its job to over-react to world events.Fortunately, in its advice to business and industry following this week's dramatic events in the Soviet Union, the Government seems to be reacting sensibly. It is advising caution, but not withdrawal from Soviet business; it has suspended, rather than cancelled, the aid it was proposing to give.The good sense of this reaction is particularly welcome as it follows years in which UK trade ...

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