I've been to Carbis Bay, I was there two years ago for my 70th birthday. It's a lovely place, nice beach, pretty houses, good walks, and a very swish hotel.
Preparations have been taking place over the last few weeks to welcome leaders from all around the world for the G7 Summit. It is reported that the cost of policing this jolly will be in excess of £70 million.
Around 6,500 police will secure the event on the 11th to the 13th of June, with more than 5,000 of those coming from other parts of the country. Ten feet high fences have been put up. Roads will be closed and security checkpoints will be set up
Devon and Cornwall police have designated four protest sites, with no relevance to the G7. Truro and Falmouth being two sites which are miles away. Resist G7 have said they will boycott these sites. Read this article for more details.
So, leaders and politicians can come here and cause all this disruption and cost, when it could all be done over the internet with zoom meetings. Will they be quarantining when they arrive, like other people have to when returning from holiday? Will they be wearing masks indoors and will they be social distancing? Will they all have a travel passport documenting their health status? Will they all be jabbed and have proof of Covid tests? Or will these privileged people be waved through.
Someone I know has just been here to visit his mother, it was her 80th birthday, a special occasion. He drove from Germany, he had to jump through hoops to get the correct documentation, at an enormous cost to himself. It wasn't easy.
For the last eighteen months or so it has been illegal for us little people to meet their families, and in groups. The police have been out in the parks and in the streets hounding anyone who who appears to be breaking those rules. Now we are spending mega bucks on bringing in complete strangers into our country. The, one rule for us and one rule for them, is not fair.
They are coming here to discuss and decide our future, yet we are not allowed to have similar gatherings. There has been a block on weddings, funerals, and church services.
There are reports that the virus will flare up again. New variants will appear. The Government are scratching their heads wondering what to do next. I have one suggestion. Scrap the G7 Summit and put all the money into improving hospitals.
It's Saturday, enjoy the weekend. Thanks for popping in. ilona