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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

G20 

Regular readers will know that I work in London. Today and tomorrow we host the G20 summit where leaders of twenty countries will meet to discuss the world’s ills and try to find solutions. Or at least that’s the plan.

I think if solutions are to be found to the world’s economic problems, and that is a big IF it has to be said, then I don’t think they will be found in one or even two days. It will take a lot more than that.

My own opinion, for what it’s worth, is that any solution will involve great and very drastic change and it won’t be pretty. It will probably be quite violent as well.

There are hoards of protestors mostly congregating in Docklands at the moment and there is a rally supposed to be wending its way through town as I am typing this.

For the rest of London, however, it appears to be a nice relaxed day. The tourists are still here, enjoying the sunshine and those of us that are here enjoyed a rather journey into work than normal.

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