G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

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G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby PDQ Mobile » 17 Jan 2021, 10:40am

The BBC reports that Cornwall is to host this years G7 conference in June.
"Boris Johnson called it the "perfect location for such a crucial summit""

And the Visit Cornwall organization says;
"Visit Cornwall estimates the county will make £50m, with the summit providing a boost to tourism and the area's international profile."

For the two day event!
And Cornwall Council's leader, Justin Germain, said he was "determined that this event delivers a lasting legacy for our residents".
And that "[it was] a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of Cornwall and the UK on the world stage, and to build our strength and prosperity at home".

Right!
Is the the same Cornwall where locals can't afford even the most humble housing?
Where every other field is, in season, rammed with camper vans and caravans and many lanes are congested with holiday traffic?
Where on many beaches there is standing room only, when the sun shines.
And all this in the year that, because of Brexit and Covid, many more people will have a quote "staycation".

The cost of these events starts to look obscene in the light of world poverty. What could £50 million achieve, in say, the Gambia?
The greenhouse gas emissions to transport the great people are obscene too. I expect some of them will travel from the nearest airstrip by Leccy Vehicle and claim they are doing their bit for the planet.
Such tosh.
And an item on the agenda is "climate change".
They can only look at my tiny fossil footprint and squirm in shame.

And all this in the days of video conferencing.
Not secure or reliable enough perhaps, in spite of all the cleverest of brains?

Or why not a fixed conference venue somewhere.
Where security could be managed at a fraction of the cost here. (Note the £50 million doesn't cover things like that outside Cornwall.)
How About the Azores (by sailing vessel of course!) or St Helena or Elba!
Well suited, no pun etc.

Are you ready Mickf?(and other denizens)
A job in security?
Take waterproofs it's going to rain. :twisted:

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby peetee » 17 Jan 2021, 12:37pm

I am speechless (just as well I’m not invited).
Carbis Bay might just about manage to get the seven leaders gathered round the ice cream shack on the sea front but the associated entourage, hospitality and press?
Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
“Oh, my wheels and coupling rods!” Peetee exclaimed.

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby Bonefishblues » 17 Jan 2021, 12:42pm

It will bring the area to a total standstill, I'd have thought.

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby Mick F » 17 Jan 2021, 2:43pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:Are you ready Mickf?(and other denizens)
A job in security?
Take waterproofs it's going to rain. :twisted:
Ready?
Of course not, and neither is anyone.

Stupid waste of money and resources.
Cancel it NOW.
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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby PDQ Mobile » 17 Jan 2021, 3:09pm

Mick F wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:Are you ready Mickf?(and other denizens)
A job in security?
Take waterproofs it's going to rain. :twisted:
Ready?
Of course not, and neither is anyone.

Stupid waste of money and resources.
Cancel it NOW.


Indeed!
But your Council leader wants it.
To help put Cornwall on the map.!

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby Mick F » 17 Jan 2021, 4:10pm

Council leader?
I didn't vote for him, and TBH, I'd never heard of him.

Known our local county councillor for maybe 30years. Wonderful lady. Knew her late husband as well.
https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/mgUse ... x?UID=2049
When I see her next, I'm going to ask her opinions on this.
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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby Mick F » 17 Jan 2021, 4:20pm

................ and Covid?
Who's even CONSIDERING that the pandemic will be under control then?
Why do we need thousands of people and hangers-on coming into a small county in the SW of Britain bringing God knows what with them?

They can stuff it, and I will tell our county councillor this as soon as I see her next.
Maybe she can convince me that it's a good idea, but she'll struggle. Maybe she agrees with me?

I won't let this drop.
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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby Oldjohnw » 17 Jan 2021, 5:40pm

Unlikely that a council leader can stop this, I'm afraid.
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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby mumbojumbo » 17 Jan 2021, 5:49pm

Cornwall is an isolated backwater populated by a mix of rich outsiders,like Rick Ramsey and Gordon Stine,and resentful locals who have eschewed fishing for table service and dressing up as horses.i suppose the conference will be based in garden of Eden or in Mouehole,with loades od security personnel.Should cheer up grumpy locals.

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby rjb » 17 Jan 2021, 6:35pm

Is there a hidden agenda here. A well known poster has been surveying all the crossings over the Tamar recently. Is this a prequel to sentry boxes and tolls being set up. Take extra care if trying to sneak in at Gunnislake. :lol:

Has Boris managed to spin this as being the Garden of Eden. :lol:
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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby peetee » 17 Jan 2021, 8:26pm

This photo shows, pretty much, the whole of Carbis Bay’s parking capacity.
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I can’t help but think the BBC, who released this story, has been right royally spoofed.
But then again it should be pretty easy to keep the environmental protestors out of sight - those of them that turn up anyway, which would only amount to a few locals given that it would be well nigh impossible for the majority to get there without a significant carbon footprint.
Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
“Oh, my wheels and coupling rods!” Peetee exclaimed.

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby fausto copy » 17 Jan 2021, 9:02pm

Surely they'll sail or surf in?

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby RickH » 17 Jan 2021, 9:11pm

peetee wrote:I am speechless (just as well I’m not invited).
Carbis Bay might just about manage to get the seven leaders gathered round the ice cream shack on the sea front but the associated entourage, hospitality and press?

I don't know the area but a couple of minutes on Google maps suggests they will use somewhere like the nearby Tregenna Castle.

Tregenna Castle website wrote:72 acres, 55 self catering properties, 99 bedrooms, 6 private event spaces, beauty treatments, gym, golf course, and more


Whether it is a good idea is a whole different discussion...

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby fausto copy » 17 Jan 2021, 9:28pm

That was the location mentioned by the BEEB.

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Re: G7 Summit hosted in Cornwall

Postby peetee » 17 Jan 2021, 9:52pm

Ah, that makes a lot more sense.
Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
“Oh, my wheels and coupling rods!” Peetee exclaimed.