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.

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