Tuesday 17 October 2017

James Downey: Don't expect much to change when the great and the good meet in Lough Erne

James Downey

James Downey

COMING soon to an island near you! Yes, folks, next week the leaders of the world's seven richest countries – plus the Russians, who mustn't be left out – will meet on an island in Lough Erne and discuss how to put the planet to rights.

But we shouldn't hold our breath. The G8 have met many, many times and issued many, many self-satisfied statements. Very little has ever ensued. Next week we can expect more of the same.

Maybe they might have done better to meet on a different island. There's a suitable location in a lake just across the Border from the venue, the Lough Erne Resort.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie

Don't Miss