Here are a couple of pieces which I have taken from the G20 and COP26 websites which make interesting reading.

Firstly from G20.

The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet.

The forum has met every year since 1999 and includes, since 2008, a yearly Summit, with the participation of the respective Heads of State and Government.

In addition to the Summit, ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups and special events are organized throughout the year.

Secondly from COP26.

In the run up to COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change.

More than190 world leaders are expected to arrive in Scotland, together with tens of thousands
of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks.

So to sum up, a few days ago in Italy 20 of the world’s leaders together with their government representatives have been having a jolly up in Italy, an event which takes place yearly and having just finished they have then flown to Glasgow to meet up with another 190 world leaders.

They are also bringing with them massive motorcades of ludicrous proportions and tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for another jolly up which will last for another twelve days.

The end result of this shindig of gargantuan proportions involving vast numbers of air flights, massive motorcades, especially of American tank like vehicles to transport the American President will be that those of us who have driven moderately and taken no flights at all will all be told that we have to stop this sort of behaviour as it is leading to global warming and the death of the planet and be forced to purchase vastly overpriced electric cars with no infrastructure to support them.

Perhaps to accuse all these well meaning world leaders of hypocrisy may be going a tad too far, I will leave you, dear reader to decide but I think the well know expression, if you live in a glass house, you shouldn’t throw stones seems to sum it up for me.

COP26: President Biden's 20-vehicle long motorcade arrives in Glasgow |  HeraldScotland


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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