This was the week when UK spin was exported to the Leaders of the world.
All were made to sing from the same soothing hymn sheet. “This is a global problem (Well that’s all right then, I wasn’t to blame, nor was my country).
We need global solutions (Phew, that saves me having to do something and take the blame).
We need more global regulation ( memo – let’s make sure they can’t boss us around – no need to disagree yet. There’s no actual rules or rule makers set out in this document).
The world needs a $1 trillion package (sounds like a lot of money, shows how important we all are, good job it’s borrowed as I couldn’t justify this spending back home) .
We will resist protectionism( We always say that but we never shop each other doing the opposite)
We don’t like hedge funds, bankers, tax havens, spam sandwiches…(fill in anything else you don’t like so we have an agreement) (That means I can go home and claim a negotiating triumph because I promised to root out the spam sandwich)
We can all go off to the IMF and borrow some more (Sounds like a great idea – I have an election coming up. I do hope I can spend those SDRs on making myself a bit less unpopular)